Strange Wars

Can you identify some of histories weirdest conflicts?
Yes, some of these "technically" aren't wars but all are commonly referred to as such
Go and research these on your own. Most are quite comical.
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Last updated: September 26, 2016
First submittedSeptember 23, 2016
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War between England and Spain named for a certain otic body part
War of Jenkin's Ear
A group of Australians with machine guns nearly lost to a bunch of birds
The Great Emu War
War fought in 1325 between Bologna and Modena over a single bucket being stolen
War of the Oaken Bucket
Napoleonic tendencies of Latin American president lead his nation to be nearly annihilated after needlessly declaring war on three far more powerful bordering countries
Paraguayan War
At a tense border crossing in Petrich, between Greece and Bulgaria, a Greek soldier chased his dog across the border, where he was subsequently shot down, his death inciting a small Greek invasion
War of the Stray Dog
A single pig was shot by British soldiers and a brief standoff followed
The Pig War
Sometimes referred to as "War of Pork and Beans" due to logistical supply mistake by United States; small border conflict between United States and Great Britain that had no actual fighting but still around 550 deaths from disease and accidental injury
Aroostook War
Longest war in human history
Three-Hundred and Thirty Five Year War
War characterized by nighttime meet ups where soldiers gathered to drink and socialize in "no-man's land"
Moldovan-Transdniestrian War
Four day war between Honduras and El Salvador that costed 3000 lives in 1969
Football War
Lasted 38 minutes
Anglo-Zanzibar War
When Sir Frederick Hodgson demanded the Ashanti people hand over their culture's most sacred possession for the queen, he was subsequently attacked and lost over 1000 men
War of the Golden Stool
War started over a French-run Mexican bakery
The Pastry War
Hone Heke, a New Zealand Chief succeeded in chopping down a Union Jack flagpole 3 times. The fourth time it was erected, he was thwarted, so naturally he raised a militia that indiscriminately maimed countless towns people and British soldiers, before he finally chopped down the final iron-clad flag pole
Flagstaff War
War fought because a message couldn't be properly delivered from Great Britain to the United States
War of 1812
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Sep 26, 2016
why "abstract" ?