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Your next Wi-Fi hotspot could be a donkey

Marc Sanchez Aug 21, 2012

“Heehaww!” might be a decent password, and it also might be the sound your Wi-Fi-enabled donkey makes at an Israeli, historical amusement park. Visitors to the park can now simultaneously recreate the past whilst traveling on a donkey in a town built to look like ancient Galilee and embrace their modern addiction to documenting every moment of every thing.

Fast Company writes:

Kfar Kedem is a small historical reenactment park where actors drawn from the surrounding village play the role of peasants in Biblical-era Galilee. The park’s decision to strap Wi-Fi routers to their donkeys as a publicity stunt marks one of the first times that any business, anywhere, has adopted animal-mounted wireless Internet as part of their business strategy.

And yes, this means that visitors can now tweet, update, and get all Instagrammy without ever getting up off their ass.

From Engadget:

So far, only five of the village’s 30 available donkeys are currently outfitted with routers, but park manager Menachem Goldberg’s toying with an expansion to the rest of his “fleet.”

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