After digging to a depth of 100 meters last year,
Russian scientists found traces of copper wire
dating back 1000 years, and came to the
conclusion that their ancestors already had a
telephone network one thousand years ago.
So, not to be outdone, in the weeks that followed,
American scientists dug
200 meters and headlines in the US papers read:
"US scientists have found traces of 2000 year old
optical fibers, and have concluded that their ancestors
already had advanced high-tech digital
telephone 1000 years earlier than the Russians."
One week later, the Indian newspapers reported the
"After digging as deep as 500 meters, Indian
scientists have found absolutely nothing.
They have concluded that 5000 years ago, their
ancestors were already using wireless technology