Saturday, December 17, 2011

Copper wire

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, and shortly after, a story in the LA Times read: " California archaeologists, finding 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, a local newspaper in Texas reported the following:

"After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Fort Worth,
Fred, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. He has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Texas had already gone wireless."

Just makes a person proud to live in or have lived in Texas doesn't it?


Mary Christine said...

Good for Fred from Fort Worth.

I've visited Texas - does that count?

Carol said...

I've always been told that Texas was special.

Syd said...

Ha--good one.