Postal experiments

In this classic article, the people at Improbable Research reported on the limits of the US Postal Service:

How patient are postal employees? How honest? How sentimental? In short, how eccentric a behavior on the part of the sender would still result in successful mail delivery?

Test items included, among other things, a helium balloon, an unwrapped rose, and a $20 bill sealed in clear plastic.


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  1. Fred

    I mailed a brick in 2002, however I wrapped it in brown paper before affixing $6 in postage. It made a satisfying “CLONG” when I dropped it in the package bin.

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