Man vs. Nature. Nature wins.
Just over a year ago, we learned about unhappy users of the South African ISP Telkom in Durban. Some IT workers decided figured that it'd be faster to send a pigeon with a USB stick to the data's destination rather than doing an FTP upload.
It was a demonstration of how slow the ISP was, and now the same stunt has been pulled off in England to illustrate a similar point.
According to the BBC, a carrier pigeon left East Yorkshire for Lincolnshire and was able to deliver a five-minute video file from Beverley to Wrangle faster than a local broadband connection could upload the same content to a video sharing site.
Rory the pigeon completed the task in 80 minutes.
This stunt was a part of a campaign to highlight the problem with the county's rural broadband.