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."