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After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Canadian 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 their neighbours, in the weeks that followed, an American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet and shortly after published an article 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 Canadians".

 

Just one week later, the British authorities reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in North Yorkshire, Jack Arkwright, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely f*ck all.  Jack has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Britain had already gone wireless."

 

Makes one proud to be British, doesn't it.

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7 minutes ago, Hecateh said:

Makes one proud to be British, doesn't it.

Hmmmm ... not sure I am right now did you see what our elected representatives were up to yesterday? Head in hands time.

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3 minutes ago, MikeSharp01 said:

Hmmmm ... not sure I am right now did you see what our elected representatives were up to yesterday? Head in hands time.

Trying to avoid what I can do nothing about nationally - too busy stressing about what I can't control with my own new build.

 

Maybe proud to be Yorkshire lol

15 minutes ago, SteamyTea said:

And the Cornish found

Looks interesting but no information on that link as to what they found

 

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You have to wait until it is broadcast again, but only after hearing the first one.

 

My favourite line was "all the way to the Tamar, and beyond"

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2 minutes ago, SteamyTea said:

You have to wait until it is broadcast again,

I've put it on a reminder list - sounds like fun

 

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4 hours ago, Hecateh said:

  [...] Jack has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Britain had already gone wireless. [...]

 

There's yer problem maam, right there. Hiding in plain sight.

 

Jack is thick

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Hey up - ahm from yorkshire tha knows - and I know we were wireless back then - talked wi arr voices and we din't need wires 

 

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