Russian archaeologists recently dug down ten metres under Moscow, and claimed to find copper wire, which they said showed that Russia had the world's first telephone system 5,000 years ago.
Not to be outdone, New York archaeologists dug down twenty metres and said they found silicon tubes which showed America had the world's first optical fibre system 10,000 years ago.
Then Chinese archaeologists dug thirty metres under Beijing, and found nothing. This, they concluded, was proof that 15,000 years ago, China had developed the world's first wireless communications system.
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From the Adam Smith Institute: