The 1856 Guano Islands Act Gives Americans The Right To Claim Bird Poo Covered Rocks For Their Own
CAN the USA expand its borders and influence by means other than guns and burgers? Yes. It just needs to find the bid poo. As the 1856 Guano Islands Act tells intrepid explorers:
Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers a deposit of guano on any island, rock, or key, not within the lawful jurisdiction of any other Government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other Government, and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies the same, such island, rock, or key may, at the discretion of the President, be considered as appertaining to the United States.
El Dorado is covered in poo…