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Subject:Copper Wire
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 British, 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 50 years earlier than the British".
One week later, Australia's Northern Territory Times, reported the following:
"After digging as deep as 30 feet in his backyard in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, aboriginal Billi Bunji, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely f--k-all. Billi, has therefore, concluded that 250 years ago, Australia had already gone wireless."

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what was 40' Harry???

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Harry - glad to see your sense of humour hasn't waivered.

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what was 40' Harry???
I guessing at 40' they found Jack s--t...that means Australians knew Jack before anyone else...

Harry...good to see you're keeping yourself in chuckles...
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Very good Harry and Nick you make me laugh. Very good story.
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I guessing at 40' they found Jack s--t...that means Australians knew Jack before anyone else...

Harry...good to see you're keeping yourself in chuckles...
sounds more like they hit bottom and kept digging...

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what was 40' Harry???
The same as it is today, we only changed to metric in 1966!
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The same as it is today, we only changed to metric in 1966!
okay...
so what was at 12 meters...
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A good laugh to start the day. Thanks Harry et al.

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