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 Post subject: Copper wire ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Copper wire...

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 bugger all.
Charlie has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Britain had already gone wireless."

Makes you proud to be British.


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 Post subject: Re: Copper wire ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:45 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
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Either that or the pikeys had snaffled it all away :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Copper wire ?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:48 am 
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'd missed this, sooo funny though

Alison


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