am I going to share a SC joke but here? This was posted on one of my knitting forums and I really enjoyed it.
After having dug to a depth of 10 yards 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, Michigan scientists dug to a depth of 20 yards, and shortly after, headlines in the Higgins Times newspaper read: "Michigan 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 New Yorkers."
One week later, The State newspaper in South Carolina reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 yards in a corn field near Camden, Jimmy Armstrong, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Jimmy has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, South Carolina had already gone wireless."