Proof! In South Africa, carrier pigeon is a faster means of data transfer than the internet. Al Jazeera English picks up the story:
GPS-Equipped Pigeons Enlisted as Pollution Bloggers - A project known as PigeonBlog is using birds carrying high-tech backpacks to create accurate, detailed urban pollution maps. Related projects are also taking flight. [National Geographic]
Now let me get this straight... National Geographic don't have a reputation for doing April Fools Day jokes in November, do they?
Which means that Pigeonblog is for real, too.