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Old 03-21-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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After having dug to a depth of 10 yards last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, California scientists dug to a depth of 20 yards, and shortly after, headlines in the LA Times newspaper read: 'California archaeologists have found traces of 200 year old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers.'

One week later, 'Cedar Rapids Gazette,' a local newspaper in Iowa reported the following: 'After digging as deep as 30 yards in corn fields near Palo, Louie Voleska, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Louie has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Iowa had already gone wireless.'
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Hahaha.
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: in the general vicinity of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Gospel truth. We're installing a plaque to this effect in April.
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho by way of Iowa City, Iowa
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brilliant
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