"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Copper Wire

This arrived in my inbox this morning courtesy of TK's brother who lives in Australia, as you may guess!
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 Brit's, 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 state’s Dept of Minerals and Energy in Western Australia , reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in Western Australia ’s Pilbara region, Jack Lucknow, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Jack has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Australia had already gone wireless."
Just makes you bloody proud to be Australian.


Shooting Parrots said...


Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Flighty xx

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I met an Australian last night. At 56 yrs old hitched up with a Thai woman thirty years younger. He was running "Crackers Bar" and was crackers, sexist, racist and full of pomp! Made me bloody proud not to be Australian.

Jennyta said...

But was it being Australian that made him like that, YP? ;)

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Yes cobber!


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