Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Drilling 50 yards deep German scientists discovered tiny pieces of copper in core samples taken at several sites in their country. After studying the bits of metal, they announced that 25,000 years ago, ancient Germans had a nationwide telephone network.

Naturally the British didn't want to be outdone. British scientists dug even deeper and found small pieces of glass. After some study, they announced that 35,000 years ago, ancient Brits had a nationwide fiber-optic network.

French scientists were outraged. They dug 100, 200, then 300 yards deep but found nothing except dirt and rock. Finally, they announced proudly: 55,000 years ago the ancient French used cellular phones.
Taken from the May 1999 issue of Reader's Digest.

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