An Irish postman was able to deliver a letter with no written address, but had a hand-drawn map of the delivery area with “Here please” written on an arrow pointing to an illustration of a lighthouse. The letter had been sent by a blogger who regularly challenged the postal service.
In Victorian London, mail was delivered to homes 12 times a day. “Return of post” was a commonly used phrase for requesting an immediate response to be mailed at the next scheduled delivery. It was quite common for people to complain if a letter didn’t arrive within a few hours.
In Japan there is an underwater mailbox. Up to 1500 letters are dropped here by divers each year.
Mail was delivered 12 times a day in Victorian London, with immediate responses often expected, and people got upset if letters weren’t received within a couple of hours.
An Australian man in London, desperate not to miss his daughter’s birthday back home, posted himself to Australia in a crate which he helped design and build. He amazingly survived the three days journey and became a news sensation in 1964.
In 1930 the US government barred and returned any mail from Spain bearing a new set of stamps, which showed a world-famous painting of a naked woman.
Mailing an entire building has been illegal in the U.S. since 1916 when a man mailed a 40,000 ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates.
In 2003, a man mailed himself to Texas from New York.
People play chess through snail mail.