5 unusual places to get free WiFi

WiFi on planes? So yesterday. We've got 5 places where you'd never think you could connect to the Internet.

5 unusual places to get free WiFi
5 unusual places to get free WiFi
20 Jul 2015

5 unusual places to get free WiFi

The Japanese government recently announced plans to install a WiFi connection on Mount Fuji. Gratuitous social media postings aside, the Internet connection will actually make hiking up the mountain a whole lot safer, as climbers can check weather warnings and emergency news as they climb. Whether for legit or frivolous reasons, here are more unexpected places you can receive a WiFi signal.

1. Mount Everest
1. Mount Everest
20 Jul 2015

1. Mount Everest

Of course, the world’s tallest mountain boasts the highest WiFi hotspot in the world. But don’t worry though, you won’t get a wonky connection because of the altitude – the signal is built to support high-speed Internet connections and even HD video calls.

2. Space
2. Space
20 Jul 2015

2. Space

There are WiFi spots on both the Moon and the International Space Station (ISS). Also, those wealthy enough to travel on the world’s first commercial spaceline, VirginGalactic, may get access to the Internet, if the Virgin Group’s Richard Branson has anything to say about it.

3. Donkeys
3. Donkeys
20 Jul 2015

3. Donkeys

At Kfar Kedem, a historical park in Israel, you can experience life in ancient Galilee first-hand...with a 21st century twist. Knowing modern human beings can’t live without staying online, guides have slung wireless routers around donkeys’ necks so you can Snapchat while exploring the area riding the animals.

4. Cemeteries
4. Cemeteries
20 Jul 2015

4. Cemeteries

It’s a little creepy, but several cemeteries, like Oak Grove in the U.S. state of Kentucky, and San José in Granada, Spain, have free WiFi. Just in case you need to contact, uh, someone.

5. Sheep
5. Sheep
20 Jul 2015

5. Sheep

Researchers in North Wales have plans to equip sheep with WiFi to track lost animals and attacks on the flock. Useful, but one wonders what effect this rising trend of installing Internet connections on animals will have on the poor creatures.

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