It’s all Depends on your Point of View

One Ring German scientists dug 50 meters underground and discovered small pieces of copper.  After studying these pieces for a long time, Germany announced that the ancient Germans 25,000 years ago had a nationwide telephone network.

Naturally, the British government was not that easily impressed.  They ordered their own scientists to dig even deeper.  100 meters down, they found small pieces of glass, and they soon announced that the ancient Brits 35,000 years ago already had a nationwide fibre net.

Israeli scientists were outraged.  They dug 50, 100 and 200 meters underground, but found absolutely nothing… They concluded that the ancient Hebrews 55,000 years ago had cellular telephones.

Frankfurt Landing

The following is a real-life exchange between air traffic controllers and British Airways 747.

The German controllers at Frankfurt Airport were a short tempered lot.  They not only expected you to know your parking location but how to get there without any assistance from them so it was with some amusement that pilots listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt Ground and a British Airways 747 (Speedbird) after landing.

Speedbird: ” Good morning Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of the active.”

Ground: “Guten Morgen, taxi to your gate.”

The BA747 pulls onto the main taxiway and stops.

Ground: “Speedbird do you not know where you are going?”

Speedbird: “Standby Ground, I’m looking up the gate location now.”

Ground: (with typical German impatience) “Speedbird 206 have you never been to Frankfurt before?”

Speedbird: (coolly) “Yes in 1944 but I didn’t stop.”