Amazing Mail Deliveries

Amazing Deliveries

Putting Special Emphasis on the Word “Service” for Postal Service

While listening to an episode of  WaitWait… Don’t Tell Me!, I heard an interesting story about a letter delivery. When dug deeper on the web, I found several similar occurrences. Read on for three amazing deliveries.  I wish the USPS were as dedicated as some the postmasters mentioned below.

Scott, from Scotland

Kudos to the NZ Post for successfully delivering a letter addressed as follows:

Scott, from Scotland … aged about 60/70?? … corner of Tiniroto Road (almost). By a bridge. Has a Japanese wife — who may be older but looks about 20 … also has a daughter, about 3. Loves history … Good sense of humour … tells a good tale … Rural delivery area, sort of south east of Gisborne.

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A Brick in a Washing Machine on a Trampoline

A Brick in a Washing Machine on a Trampoline

I know you are likely wondering why one would place a brick in a washing machine on a trampoline. We don’t always need a valid and/or logical reason to do things. “Just because”, “why not?” or “because I can” often work as valid non-logical reasons.

Not needing a logical reason is why share videos of 10,000 sparklers lit at once and insanely huge fireworks displays. How could I resist a brick in a washing machine bouncing on a trampoline?

A Brick in a Washing Machine on a Trampoline


Kudos to Boing! Boing! for the original post!

Also, if you like brick in washer videos, Boing! Boing! has an entire page of just such videos.

Ziggy the Traveling Piggy

Ziggy the Traveling Piggy

This story starts out with someone buying a pet pig that was not gonig to grow past 20 pounds. Now, about 230 pounds past that mark, Ziggy is known for something else. Ziggy is a traveling pig.

The article at urban farm states that the large house pet made it difficult to find a place to rent… and I thought having a 60 pound pit-lab mix was a challenge!

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10,000 Sparklers Lit at Once

10,000 Sparklers Lit at Once

English: Sparklers with a slow shutter speed o...
English: Sparklers with a slow shutter speed of 4 seconds. Taken new years eve 2008 in a public park in Dover Heights, New South Wales. I got my young cousin to stand as still as possible whilst rotating both sparklers in a circular motion (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is one of those “don’t try at home” items. What happens when you cram 10,000 sparklers into a bucket and then light them?

Honestly, I love fireworks of all types.  As long as I know they are going to go “bang”, they don’t trip off my PTSD.  One could debate whether one would need to be a pyro to attempt such a stunt.  However, I think most of us would want to, at a safe distance, witness 10,000 Sparklers all burning at once.  I confess that I sure want to see it. However, being aware of the fire risk, I doubt I would foster the courage to actually attempt the stunt on my own.  Lest not forget the fact that a huge plume of sparks and fire would certainly lead to fire, police and arrest in my urban neighborhood.

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