A little Wisconsin Holiday Humor

12/24/2013 Uncategorized by j.smith

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet 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, a California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly thereafter, a story in the LA Times read: ¬†“California archaeologists report finding of 200 year old copper wire, ¬†conclude that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers.”

One week later, a local newspaper in Wisconsin reported the following: “After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Westby, Wisconsin, Ole Swenson, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Ole has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Wisconsin had already gone wireless.”


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