Saturday, January 22, 2011

Digging up the Past

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, British scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Brit's, in the weeks that followed, an American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the New York Times: "American archaeologists, finding traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 100 years earlier than the British".

One week later, the Irish Department of Agriculture reported the following:

"After digging as deep as 30 feet near Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, Mick O Connor, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely f--k all. Mick has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Ireland had already gone wireless."

Just makes you fierce proud to be Irish.

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