You Will Never Believe Items Have Been Mailed Through the U.S. Postal System
Today, the familiar phrase from Herodotus’ work is engraved on the outside of the James A. Farley Post Office building in New York City: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
But when Herodotus originally wrote the phrase in 500 B.C., he undoubtedly didn’t anticipate that an entire country of Americans would put that slogan to the test. In fact, since the beginning of the U.S. Postal Service in 1775, mischievous citizens have constantly pushed the envelope when it came to challenging their local mailmen.
From time to time we all have packages that fall outside of the norm: the item(s) may have an unusual size or shape, they may be very heavy, they may even be animals. Here are some of the most unique items to ever get sent through the mail.