After having dug to a depth of 10 feet 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, a
California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet. Shortly after, a story
in the LA Times read: 'California archaeologists, finding traces of 200 year old copper wire, 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 Winnipeg Free Press, a local newspaper in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada , reported the following: After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Selkirk, Manitoba, Ole Olson, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing.  Ole has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, .......... Manitoba had already gone wireless.

Those DAMN Canadians

Revised 2013 by Larry Gentleman