Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Grandma, Watch Your Mailbox / One Cup Of Java Challenge

Wednesday's One Cup Of Java Challenge: Today’s One Cup question recycles one of our favorite pieces of postal trivia. It was on this date in 1920 that the US Postal Service ruled that a certain common household item could no longer be mailed, no matter how tempting it might be. Your One Cup question this morning – what sometimes smelly and sometimes loud item did the post office rule you could no longer mail on this date in 1920?

Answer: Children. Though children were rarely mailed, it wasn't unheard of before the specific prohibition was made in 1920. Postal clerks usually counted children the same as live chickens for postage purposes.


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