Saturday, June 30, 2012

The British

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, French scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the French: in the weeks that followed, American archaeologists dug to a depth of 20 feet before finding traces of copper wire. Shortly afterwards, they published an article in the New York Times saying :

American archaeologists, having found traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the French."

A few weeks later, ‘The British Archaeological Society of Northern England’ reported the following: "After digging down to a depth of 33 feet in the Skipton area of North Yorkshire in 2011, Charlie Hardcastle, a self-taught amateur archaeologist, reported that he had found absolutely sod all. Charlie has therefore concluded that 250 years ago Britain had already gone wireless."

Just makes you bloody proud to be British, don't it?

Hat tip: Babs of Beetle's Memories & Ramblings

15 comments:

  1. Hoist that Union Jack with pride, boys!

    Enjoy your w/e. Big hugs from hawt nawth jawjah, honey...

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  2. The Brits are a clever bunch :)
    Have a wonderful weekend

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  3. So was Wi-Fi free back then...Or did they just TAX their citizens for it? :-)
    Have a great one...PLU from Sunny South Florida

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  4. Let's hear it for the Brits!

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  5. Yup they are pretty darn smart. Have a great week end Sandee

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  6. Great Sandee! :)

    We found 301 year old copper wires burried in our back yard. That goes to show that the Mexicans had telephones way back then!
    ..

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  7. Brilliant those Brits!

    Happy Saturday, Sandee! I hope you're having as grand a time as I am! big hugs xoxo

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  8. good one!! Happy Saturday!Big Time hug.

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  9. Charlie Hardcastle could be our next Prime Minister... he has what it takes!

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  10. Sometimes at the start I dont' know if you are giving me fun facts or BS...haha

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  11. Are you implying that some of these stories may not be true?

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  12. LMAO I wish someone would have told me 20 years ago heheh!

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  13. LOL - I have to admit, I did laugh when I read this. Could imagine the same conclusion from a few countries. Glad to see the Name/URL option back.

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  14. hahaha!! way to go Britain :) wireless technolgy :D

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