Saturday, August 9, 2008

Humor: Early Swedish Technology . . . (fwd)

Sent from KMcGrew iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

After having dug to a depth of 10 meters 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,
California scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters, and shortly after,
headlines in the California newspapers 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 t he New Yorkers."

One week later, "The Garrison Age", a local newspaper in Garrison, Minnesota
reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 meters in peat fields
just north of Palisade, Ole Johnson, a self-taught archaeologist, reported
that he found absolutely nothing (he had help digging from his buddy Sven).
Ole has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Minnesota had already gone

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