Wednesday, January 21, 2009


After digging to a depth of 100 metres last year, Russian scientists found
traces of copper wire dating back 1000 years, and came to the conclusion
that their ancestors already had a telephone network one thousand years

So, not to be outdone, in the weeks that followed, American scientists dug
200 meters and headlines in the US papers read: "US scientists have found
traces of 2000 year old optical fibres, and have concluded that their
ancestors already had advanced high-tech digital telephone 1000 years
earlier than the Russians."

One week later, the Indian newspapers reported the following: "After
digging as deep as 500 meters, Indian scientists have found absolutely
nothing. They have concluded that 5000 years ago, their ancestors were
already using mobile phones & wire less communication."

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