A squirrel's apparent appetite for fiber-optic cable drove internet users at Roanoke College absolutely nuts last week, reports the Roanoke Times. The trouble started on a telephone pole on the west side of campus, where a cable piped the internet into the school. About noon on Jan. 28, something chewed through the cable. "It looked to be a squirrel," said James Dalton, vice president for information technology. Connections to the web, eMail, and instant messaging were lost for about nine hours. "It made us go back to those face-to-face conversations," said Teresa Gereaux, a college spokeswoman. With students still out...

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