Donkeys Gone High-Tech


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If you’ve ever read the Bible, or heard the story of Jesus Christ’s birth and how his mother rode into Bethlehem on the back of a donkey, then you’re familiar with the idea of donkeys and their use for transportation back then.

Today donkeys are still used to carry items and human transportation in some parts of the world, especially in northern Israel, site of ancient Galilee (a biblical town). It might seem like this type of transportation is a little old-fashioned, but some donkeys have gone high-tech.

According to, visitors to one historic village can now surf the web while sitting on their asses–the donkey, that is. Out of the 30 donkeys the village currently employs, five of them carry Wi-Fi routers around their necks, with more planned to do so in the future.

The tourist site called Kfar Kedem park invites visitors to dress in traditional, biblical-era style clothing and “experience Galilee life,” and the founder feels the Wi-Fi allows them to share their experiences online right then

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