Saturday, 3 April 2010
Scot's don't you just love 'em ??
After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Irish 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 Irish, in the weeks that followed, an English archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the Sassenach Morning Herald read: "English archaeologists, finding traces of 130-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 30 years earlier than the Irish".
One week later, the Banffshire Courier in Buckie, Scotland, reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Enzie, Banffshire, Jock Broon, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely naff all. Jock has therefore concluded that 130 years ago, Scotland had already gone wireless.
" Just makes you all proud to be a Scot!