After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Canadian 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 their neighbours, in the weeks that followed, an American
archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the New York Times:
“American archaeologists, finding 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 Canadians”.
One week later, the South African authorities reported the following:
“After digging as deep as 30 feet in North of Pretoria , Sepiwe Radebe, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing.
Sepiwe has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, S.A. had already gone wireless.”
Just makes you bloody proud to be South African, or what?…..