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 New York 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 "Hemingford Ledger,"
a local news paper in Hemingford, NE., reported the
following: "After digging as deep as 30 yards in corn
fields near Berea, NE, Larry the Cable Guy, a self-
taught archaeologist and dyed-in-the-wool Husker
fan, reported that he found absolutely nothing.
Larry has therefore concluded that 300 years
ago, Nebraska had already gone wireless."