Posted: 23 July 2004 at 1:07pm | IP Logged
After digging to a depth of 100m last year, Russian scientists, found traces of copper wiring dating back 1000years, and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network, one thousand years ago.
So as not to be outdone, in the weeks that followed,American scientists dug 200m, and headlines in the US newspapers read:-
"US scientists have found traces of 2000 year, old optical fibres, high-tech digital telephone 1000 years earlier than the Russians."
One week later, the Indian press reported the following:-
"After digging as deep as 500m, Indian scientists have found absolutely nothing. They have concluded that 5000 years ago, their ancestors were already using mobile phones.