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Nothing can ruin a relaxing walk in the park like stepping in a fresh pile of doggie-doo. Except maybe losing your wireless signal and not being able to access those ever important emails (or Dogington Post updates!). Well, Mexican internet portal, Terra, has created a solution for both of those problems – Poo WiFi!
They created a special box that, when dog owners make a deposit of their doggie’s doo, provides free WiFi service to park guests. The more poo that’s deposited, the more minutes of free WiFi signals are emitted into the park.
When people throw away their bags of poop in a special box in the park, it calculates the weight and Terra gives everyone free minutes of Wi-Fi in the park. The greater the weight, the more minutes are added — and everyone can enjoy a poo-free park. In an age when people are probably more interested in staring at their smartphone than watching what their dog is doing, it’s a smart idea. What’s to stop pedestrians from tossing not just poop, but other waste that they wouldn’t mind parting with? Nothing, says the agency, but we figure that would just help keep the streets even cleaner anyway.
Terra’s Poo-Wifi is making its debut in 10 parks around Mexico City. If successful, you may see this machine popping up in a park near you! What do you think? Would you use the Poo Wifi? Do you think it would keep our parks poo-free?
That’s funny! People pick up dog poop? That’s weird. When I was a kid, we let the dogs poop in the street or on the corner of land that doesn’t belong to anyone. I’d never pick up dog poop, that’s just plain strange…