One wonderful afternoon, a priest was strolling along the garden of his church when he saw a frog with the saddest look on his face. He stopped and said to the frog, "Gee, I wish you could talk so you could tell me why you are so sad."
The frog replied, "Actually, I can talk. I was once an altar boy in this church. One day, I saw an old gypsy woman walking by and I made fun of her. She turned to me and turned me into a talking frog."
The priest said, "Wow, that's too bad. Is there anything I can do to help?"
The frog replied, "Actually, there is. The gypsy woman said that if someone could take me back to his home and let me sleep in his bed for one night I would turn back to a boy again."
The priest said, "Well, Jesus does teach us to be charitable to each other, so you can come home with me and sleep in my bed." The priest then picked up the frog and put him in his pocket. That night, the priest put the frog in his bed and then went to sleep. In the morning when the priest woke up, the frog did indeed turn back into a boy.
And that, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, is the defense's story.
quote:A South African IT company has proved it is faster to transmit data via a carrier pigeon than to send it using the country's leading internet service provider.
Internet speed and connectivity in Africa's largest economy are poor because of a bandwidth shortage. It is also expensive.
Local news agency SAPA reported the 11-month-old pigeon, Winston, took one hour and eight minutes to fly the 80km from Unlimited IT's offices near Pietermaritzburg to the coastal city of Durban with a data card s strapped to his leg.
Including downloading, the transfer took two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds - the time it took for only four percent of the data to be transferred using a line from Telkom, the country's leading internet service provider.