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After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, British 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 British, 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 British".

One week later, the Cape Times, in South Africa, reported the following:

"After digging as deep as 30 feet in his backyard in Thabazimbi, South

Africa, Lucky Simelane, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he

found absolutely f--all. Lucky has therefore concluded that 250 years

ago, Africa had already gone wireless."

Just makes you bloody proud to be from Africa !

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An alternate hypothesis could have been ‘that somebody stole the cable 251 years ago’ >

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