Friday, May 01, 2009

Can You Hear Me Now?

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say inmates are using carrier pigeons to smuggle cellphones onto a prison farm in southeastern Brazil. The birds apparently were bred and raised inside the prison, smuggled out, outfitted with the cellphone parts and then released to fly back.

Obviously this avoids the expensive "data transfer charge" associated with other carriers.

So is this what they mean when they use the term "jail bird"?

Seems to me that pigeons might be something that shouldn't be allowed as pets for prison inmates.  That would fix the problem pretty quick.  Let the prisoners raise salmon.  Then, when they returned home to spawn, the cell phone components would be all soggy and useless.

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