Biblical tourist park puts Wi-Fi on donkeys

By David Edwards
Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:18 EDT
google plus icon
A computer on a donkey (Mashable)
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

What would Jesus have tweeted?

The world may never know because there was no Wi-Fi on the donkeys he rode 2,000 years ago. But a biblical tourist park in Israel is now changing all that.

Visitors to Northern Israel’s Kfar Kedem can now post Instagram photos of themselves in biblical robes and headdresses because the donkeys there have Wi-Fi routers fastened around their necks, according to The Associated Press.

“You take some pictures, you want to change your picture on Facebook — you can do it,” park manager Menachem Goldberg told the AP.

New York native Peter Scherr and his family brought their smartphones and iPads along for a ride on donkeys through the ancient hills of the Galilee.

“It has been used as a working animal for 5,000 years,” Scherr said, dressed in biblical while reading Wikipedia on his iPad. “There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world. That’s a lot of donkeys!”

“I don’t miss any news,” Scherr added. “I send pictures back to my family while I’m having fun on the donkeys.”

Watch this video from Mashable, uploaded Aug. 22, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.