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    AU - Plans for emu underpass vetoed as, doggone it, emus not bright enough to use it

    Awaiting Steely Dan's rebuttal of this vicious libel.

    Plans for emu underpass across Australian highway abandoned (Telegraph)
    Australian road officials have been considering ways to save a coastal emu habitat in northern New South Wales from the impact of a proposed highway which will cut through the birds’ territory.
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    The state’s Roads and Maritime Service has proposed underground tunnels to help protect the emus – a measure which has been used to save koalas and reptiles.
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    However, environmentalists believe underpasses will not save the emus, which lack the intelligence to use them.
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    "Emus are big birds with little brains," Gary Whale, from a local bird group called Clarence Valley Birdos, said.

    “There is no evidence that emus have ever gone through an underpass ... Farmers open their gate to try and encourage them to go out. Five meters away the emu is butting at a five-strand fence, but can't work out that there is an opening there that it can get through."
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    much more at the link above

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    Uh oh, Steely's not gonna like the "big bird with little brain" comment!
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    Too stupid to use an underpass? That's just what the Emus want us to think, so that we'll be off guard when they take over the world! (personally, I think the Otters are going to beat them to it)
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    They've already insinuated themselves onto world coinage; was looking through my accumulation of coins the other day and was reminded of that by finding this Australian one:

    http://tinyurl.com/9cuqqe4

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Awaiting Steely Dan's rebuttal of this vicious libel.

    Plans for emu underpass across Australian highway abandoned (Telegraph)

    much more at the link above
    2 words...emu trolley

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    Actually, EMUs - electric multiple units - do exist, and are multiple unit trains "consisting of self-propelled carriages, using electricity as the motive power."

    EMU (Wiki)

    Not sure if the birds would like them though, even if they could figure out how to board them.

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    http://www.radpod.org/2007/04/22/bird-brain/

    This coronal CT of an emu skull confirms what anyone who has ever met an emu would suspect…thick skull and not much brain.

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    I think the real question is---where is Steely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeginnersLuck View Post
    Obviously that's a scan of a male emu - it's the females that are the masterminds - just look at how they can con those guys into taking care of all of the child-care! <ducks for cover>
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    Where is Steely?
    I hope he is ok!
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    Oh Steely, did you miss a EMU thread?

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    someone better inbox him

    this is important


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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    someone better inbox him

    this is important

    I gave him the link but told him to pee first before he read it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Awaiting Steely Dan's rebuttal of this vicious libel.

    Plans for emu underpass across Australian highway abandoned (Telegraph)

    much more at the link above
    When people make threads like this I'd appreciate a heads up. I don't always visit the rooms every day and then a thread gets buried. So in the future if anyone makes an emu thread please PM me to make me aware of such thread.

    Thanks

    Also, thanks wfgodot for making this thread. I just found out about it because Beginners Luck tipped me off.

    Quote Originally Posted by SkewedView View Post
    Too stupid to use an underpass? That's just what the Emus want us to think, so that we'll be off guard when they take over the world! (personally, I think the Otters are going to beat them to it)
    Otters shmotters! You are correct though in thinking that emus act dumb in order to get what they want. Like women.

    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    They've already insinuated themselves onto world coinage; was looking through my accumulation of coins the other day and was reminded of that by finding this Australian one:

    http://tinyurl.com/9cuqqe4
    And what is wrong with emu coins?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeginnersLuck View Post
    The guy who wrote that has a thick skull without much brain!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SkewedView View Post
    Obviously that's a scan of a male emu - it's the females that are the masterminds - just look at how they can con those guys into taking care of all of the child-care! <ducks for cover>
    Actually, the male emu has scammed the females. While the males sit on the eggs they get the remote control and the females bring them beers.

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    O my!!! My o My!!!!! Do you mean there is now proof that Emu's are DA's and I do not mean District Attorneys!!!!


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