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What is the oddest thing you have sent through the mail? Answered

Title is self-explanatory. Did it make it? Or what...

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

14 years ago

A friend just emailed me a link to a list of bizarre things sent in the mail.

Postal Experiments

Looks like others have tried mailing a fish in a box as well. Yecchh.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 14 years ago

I just saw that on digg too :-) Its funny how they check things that they think include drugs, but who would be stupid enough to mail drugs using those methods. I would probably put it in the coconut or something :P

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 14 years ago

You'd be surprised. Someone mailed a package that had a huge bag of weed wrapped up in a sweater to a student at my college. The recipient had an idea that this might be a bad idea so he got a freshman to accept the package. Sure enough, one day a mail truck arrives at the dorm and when the freshman accepts it he gets arrested by the undercover cop/delivery guy. As the cop is taking the student away he says to him, "Next time, use coffee." This was supposed to be a good college with smart kids, but not too clever. The good ending is that the freshman's dad hired a lawyer and got him out of it. Then there was the time my roommate tried to bring a Capuchin monkey back to America in his coat pocket. That story didn't end so well.

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adamray2106
adamray2106

Reply 3 years ago

who was the person who mailed it to him

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Aeshir
Aeshir

Reply 14 years ago

Did the guy know it was a bag of weed?

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 14 years ago

I'm not sure. I know that his defense was that he didn't and was set up for it, but I never heard about that part.

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Cesarilious
Cesarilious

Reply 14 years ago

what's to stop someone from sending you a bag of weed just so that you would get arrested just despite you?

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 14 years ago

Wow...

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

14 years ago

I talked to a metalworker a couple weeks ago and he told me that anvils get sent through the mail without any packaging. It's just the anvil with the label stuck to it. Because what the hell can anyone do to an anvil?

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_soapy_
_soapy_

Reply 13 years ago

ANC (UK parcel people) could break it! We'd send things that you wouldn't think could be broken, and they would come back destroyed! Most couriers are amazingly abusive towards the stuff they send, but these guys were special!

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Thelonelysandwitch
Thelonelysandwitch

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, my neighbor got these 3 special river rocks, the ones that cover the road for the NASA rocket transporter, but bigger. He did the front of his house with the big ones. When they arrived, 2/3 were broken. It was crazy.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, I had ordered ten brand new flyback transformers, and when I got them, they were badly beaten up and chipped too...

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Thelonelysandwitch
Thelonelysandwitch

Reply 12 years ago

the worst part was that the box had 5 FRAGILE stickers on it.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 12 years ago

That is crazy! A lot of people just don't care nowdays... :-(

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 12 years ago

Yes, it is a real shame...

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11010010110
11010010110

Reply 12 years ago

imagine a cardboard box failure and the thing falling thru it ouch ! thats probably why

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Who's going to run off with it, eh ? LOL

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 14 years ago

Good point. I guess you're right. I'd just hate to be the mailman to deliver those things once a month :-P

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. I haven't sent anything very weird (some chondroitin to Israel and Pt wire to a fellow Ibler), but I did get a joint in the mail one time.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

SHHHH! Don't let "the man" in on the great postal secrets. I know of a guy, who has shipped firearms both legally and illegally through the mail. What were these people thinking? :-)

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. I know ppl that used to mail all sorts of weird stuff around the country. Apparently, mail is screened much closer the last ten years or so.
. It made me nervous to ship the chondroitin to IL. Perfectly legal here, but I was imagining the cops showing up with extradition papers. :)

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

My mom is a retired postmaster. I recieved a few stern warnings about the things that didn't belong in the mail. There are a few characteristics that'll set off a major screening. Most concern is bomb related, but the postal inspectors are still fairly vigilant about anything illegal these days.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

12 years ago

I mailed (UPS) a small motorcycle, 50cc Honda, to Canada. I mailed a 350cc Bultaco engine to Spain, and a 650cc Triumph engine to Florida. Deer antlers to Australia. Cassowary feathers, Crocodile skull, and Vegemite to the US.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

14 years ago

After summer camp I had a friend's bottle of shampoo. She insisted that I mail it to her so I wrote the addresses on it with a Sharpie and sent it off. I put some plastic wrap between the bottle and cap to seal it. It made it. Can't remember why I had her shampoo. I never even used it.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 14 years ago

That is just odd... I am really surprised that it made it.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 14 years ago

Really? I was really surprised I had her shampoo.

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chaoscampbell
chaoscampbell

Reply 13 years ago

I'm surprised you had her shampoo and your best story out of it is mailing it back :p

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

Well there was that big orgy that lasted for a couple days, but that would just bore everyone.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

I stopped reading after the word "big" and fell asleep.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah... I agree. And only a "couple" of days? Come on!

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

13 years ago

The stuff I've sent you, actually..... I guess it's not too odd, but they guy at the post office kept asking me what was inside.... I finally just said some plastic....

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Ha :p I just stuck it in the mailbox... so I don't know what he was thinking :P

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

The oddest thing I ever had sent through the mail was a large sample of Depends to a not so elderly person...still living at home actually....

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 13 years ago

Why...?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

It was a "not so practical " joke :-)

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 13 years ago

I see...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Actually, I sent in a postage paid card /advert, that requested a free sample, and used the other person's address. They really didn't appreciate it though *sigh* Oh well, me and my weird sense of humor.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 13 years ago

How large was large?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Well, you do know about "Depends" right ? They are oversized diapers for elderly adults. These were for like a fairly heavy person.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah but you said you sent them a "large sample" though

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Yes, they came in small (which aren't really very small) medium and large. In a few years, karma could "pay me back" for that little indiscretion. LOL

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

This was a LONG time ago, understand :-) over 30 years ago actually.

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Juklop
Juklop

13 years ago

Um.. a letter to a relative...

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marc92
marc92

13 years ago

It would be cool to send someone (that you know) a GPS tracker so you can see exactly where your package goes, perhaps via computer. Also I would include an accelerometer to see how much your package is abused in the mail

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Well, sending it by USPS with "tracking" or by UPS, or FEDEX will allow you to at least track the package online. :-)

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 13 years ago

That would be really cool.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

13 years ago

Some one should try sending a piece of gum to someone...I should try that....

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 13 years ago

chewed or still in the wrapper?