[Fwd: The Irish]

Philip Miller Tate Philmt59 at aol.com
Sat Nov 21 18:24:49 CST 2009

Yes, but everybody knows that copper wire was invented by two  
Scotsmen fighting over a penny.

Phil M1GWZ

On 21 Nov 2009, at 23:34, Richard Barth wrote:

>> After having dug to a depth of 10 meters last year, Scottish  
>> scientists
>> found traces of copper wire dating back 1000 years and came to the
>> conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network  
>> more than
>> 1000 years ago.
>> Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, English
>> scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters, and shortly after,  
>> headlines in the
>> English newspapers read: 'English archaeologists have found traces  
>> of 2000
>> year old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors  
>> already had an
>> advanced high-tech communications network a thousand years earlier  
>> than the
>> Scots..'
>> One week later, 'The Kerrymen,' a southwest Irish newsletter,  
>> reported the
>> following: 'After digging as deep as 30 meters in a peat bog near  
>> Tralee ,
>> Paddy O'Droll, a self taught archaeologist, reported that he found
>> absolutely nothing. Paddy has therefore concluded that 3000 years ago
>> Ireland had already gone wireless.'
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