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Messenger Pigeon Faster Faster Than SA Internet

First Posted: 11/10/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:00 PM ET

Flying Pigeon

A Durban IT company pitted an 11-month-old bird armed with a 4GB memory stick against the ADSL service from the country's biggest web firm, Telkom. Winston the pigeon took two hours to carry the data 60 miles - in the same time the ADSL had sent 4% of the data.

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Filed by Bianca Bosker  |