Pigeon beats "broadband"

09/10/2009 | BBC

Everyone has been frustrated with data-delivery speeds at one time or another, but an IT professional in South Africa got so fed up with the country's largest service provider that he turned to a pigeon to do the job instead. Outfitted with a memory stick, Winston the pigeon carried data between offices 60 miles apart in 68 minutes, easily beating the ADSL service even after an hour-long download time was factored in.

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