January 17, 2008

One upmanship in science

Received via email this morning:


After having dug to a depth of 20 meters last year, English scientists found traces of copper wire dating back over 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network 200 years ago.



Not to be outdone by the English, in the weeks that followed, Scottish scientists dug to a depth of 30 meters, and shortly after, headlines in the UK newspapers read: 'Scottish archaeologists have found traces of 300 year old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the English.'



One week later, The Daily Jigger, an Irish newspaper, reported the following: 'After digging as deep as 40 meters, Paddy McMahon, a self taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing'.



Paddy has therefore concluded that 400 years ago Ireland had already gone wireless.

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1 HAHAHAHA! I am so stealing this!

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at January 18, 2008 09:01 AM (PvqFn)

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