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Town in Galilee Equips Donkeys With Wifi

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“Our village has 30 donkeys, and we’ve equipped the first five with wireless routers that are attached to the donkey’s body."

Just as the U.S. has period reenactments and tourist towns meant to bring visitors back to a time before modern technology, so too does Israel. Instead of riding horses though, one may ride a donkey in a reenactment of Judean life. One might also assume that items like cellphones would be checked at the door for such adventures.

One town with a park for such reenactments though saw a marketing advantage to not only allowing the phones but in providing users with WiFi access -- albeit in an odd location.

Israel Hayom puts it like this:

For those of you who thought that Wi-Fi Internet access and donkeys don't mix, think again. A new initiative in the southern Galilee town of Hoshaya will allow people riding donkeys to enjoy wireless Internet access.

The Times of Israel reports that the reenactment of Judean life includes period dress in addition to the donkey rides. Adding WiFi to this scene may seem like a bit of an oxymoron, but the park's manager Menachem Goldberg said they decided to equip the donkeys with WiFi so visitors could post updates about it on social media.

“Our village has 30 donkeys, and we’ve equipped the first five with wireless routers that are attached to the donkey’s body,” Goldberg said according to the Israel Hayom. “In the future we’ll consider equipping all of the donkeys with the necessary apparatuses as necessary.”

Check out the Kfar Kedem theme park here.

Featured image via Flickr/Nir Nussbaum.

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