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Posted by How's She Cuttin' on August 26, 2011 at 09:58:00:

Another Irish First


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 Brits, 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 100 years
earlier than the British".

One week later, the Irish Department of Agriculture reported the
following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet near Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo,
Mick O'Connor, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found
absolutely f... all. Mick has therefore concluded that 250 years ago,
Ireland had already gone wireless."

Just makes you fierce proud to be Irish!

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