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WTF? A Biblical Park In Israel Has Outfitted Donkeys With Wi-Fi To Attract More Tourists

Submitted by on August 27, 2012 – 10:18 amOne Comment

Now we’ve seen it all!

Over the course of the last decade, we’ve seen people go to great extremes to “stay connected.” Everyone is so afraid that they’ll miss something if they’re away from their smartphone or laptop for even a few minutes that you can literally be connected just about anywhere these days. The supermarket? You’re connected. An airplane? You’re connected. The ballpark? You’re connected. But, an Israeli biblical park? Er, yep! You’re even connected there.

That’s right. The historic biblical park of Kfar Kedem in Israel has made history by putting a Wi-Fi connection in a place that we never thought we’d see one. The park, which is designed to give tourists a genuine biblical experience, has gone ahead and outfitted the donkeys that they have with routers so that people who visit the park can stay connected. After all, why should they be forced to power down their iPhones while they’re learning about things that took place in the Bible? How are they going to upload all the pictures they take during their tour onto Instagram?!

“You take some pictures, you want to change your picture on Facebook, you can do it,” the park’s manager Menachem Goldberg said recently.

Not surprisingly, people love this approach by the park. A few visitors who walked through it with the new W-Fi system in place told Yahoo! that they’ve enjoyed looking up super important facts about donkeys and, well, that seems to be the extent of it so far. My question is this: Is nothing sacred anymore? Like, I understand that people are glued to their phones 24/7 these days (I’m just as guilty of that as anyone else), but does a biblical park really need Wi-Fi? What’s next? Wi-Fi at churches? Mosques? Funeral homes? Geesh.

What do you think? Is the constant need for Wi-Fi getting a little out of hand? Should biblical parks and other religious places be equipped with it? Sound off below and let us know.

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