Think your broadband speed could be faster? I could be worse. You could live in South Africa. Via Reuters:
A South African information technology company on Wednesday proved it was faster for them to transmit data with a carrier pigeon than to send it using Telkom, the country’s leading internet service provider.
The pigeon, named Winston, carried a data card 50 miles in one hour and eight minutes. As for the service provider:
Including downloading, the transfer took two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds—the time it took for only four percent of the data to be transferred using a Telkom line.