[SATLUG] OT Humor -- "Copper Wire"
alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Sun Apr 27 15:22:09 CDT 2008
After having dug to a depth of 10 yards last year, New York scientists
found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the
conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more
than 100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed,
California scientists dug to a depth of 20 yards, and shortly after,
headlines in the LA Times newspaper read: 'California archaeologists
have found traces of 200 year old copper wire and have concluded that
their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network
a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers.'
One week later, ' The Express News,' a local newspaper in San Antonio,
Texas reported the following:
'After digging as deep as 30 yards in corn fields near College Station,
Texas A&M University, Bubba Johnson, a self-taught archaeologist,
reported that he found absolutely nothing. Bubba has therefore concluded
that 300 years ago, Texas had already gone wireless.'
Mystery solved - history resolved.
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