Stories/Jokes: Regional Humor

Redneck Archeology

Courtesy of David R.

Last January the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that a Cajun amateur archeologist having dug to a depth of 10-meters 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 Cajuns, in the weeks that followed, Texan scientists dug to a depth of 20-meters. Shortly after, headlines in the Dallas Morning News read: "Texas archeologists have found traces of 200-year old copper wire, and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network one hundred years earlier than the Cajuns."

One week later, The Daily Oklahoman reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30-meters in wheat fields near Watonga, Bubba Williams, a self taught archeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Bubba has therefore concluded that 300 years ago Okies were already using wireless."

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