After digging 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 in place 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 after, a story in the Times read: "California archaeologists, finding traces of 200 year old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced, high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers."
One week later, the Dispatch, a local newspaper in St. Paul, reported the following:
"After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Lake Elmo, Minnesota, Ole Olson, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Ole has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Minnesota had already gone wireless."
Thank Heavens for Ole. Who said we're hicks??