HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

May 7, 2007
Chuckle of the Week


After having dug to a depth of 1000 meters last year, Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Pilgrims, in the weeks that followed, Michigan scientist dug to a depth of 2000 meters and shortly there after headlines in the Kalamazoo newspapers read: "Michigan archaeologists have found traces of 2000 year copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a thousand years earlier than the Massachusetts Pilgrims."

One week later, The Huntsville, Alabama Observer reported the following: "After digging as deep as 5000 meters in Northern Alabama, scientists have found absolutely nothing. They have therefore concluded that 5000 years ago Northern Alabama inhabitants were already using wireless technology."


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