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After having dug to a depth of 10 metres last year, Scottish Scientists found traces of copper wire dating back more than 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 Scots, in the weeks that followed, English scientists dug to a depth of 20 metres, and shortly after, headlines in the UK newspapers read: " English 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 Scots. "

One week later, "The Kerryman", a southwest Irish newspaper, reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 metres in peat bog near Tralee, Paddy O'Driscoll, a self taught archaeologist, reported that he had found absolutely nothing. Paddy has therefore concluded that 300 years ago Ireland had already gone wireless."

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