Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkIX:
Reminds me of an escapade I had serving in Oman years ago....I got back from a patrol, parked up the Land Rover and found the rest of my bone-idle unit gorging themselves on bacon sandwiches. Asking where they got the bacon from in this God-forsaken place, I was told there was a bacon tree just outside the nearest village. Suspicious but hungry, I got back in the Land Rover and headed out to investigate, As I approached the village, there was indeed a small tree festooned with packets of what looked like bacon. My stomach rumbling, I drove towards this wonderful sight.
Just then, mortar rounds and machine gun fire erupted all around me and I had to beat a hasty retreat. Turns out it wasn't bacon tree after all...it was a ham bush.