In 2009, a South African company named The Unlimited grew frustrated by their ISP’s slow internet and made news by comically showing just how bad it is. They “raced” a carrier pigeon against their ISP. The pigeon had a USB stick affixed to its leg and was taught to fly to an office, 50 miles away. Meanwhile, the company transferred this same data over the internet to this same office. The pigeon won – by a long shot.