The American Rock Band ‘The Postal Service’ was sent a cease and desist letter by the United States Postal Service for trademark infringement of their name. After negotiations, the USPS allowed the band to use their name in exchange for playing a free show at their national conference.
The United States Postal Service has about 1,700 employees in Utah who read anything that the automated systems can’t read like illegible addresses. About 5 million pieces of mail are read at this location daily. Seasoned employees generally average about 1,600 addresses read per hour.
The United States Postal service delivers mail daily via mules, to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Each mule carries about 130 pounds of mail, food, supplies and furniture down the 8-mile trail to the Havasupai Indians at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, averaging 4,000 pounds per day.
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 1916 a Salt Lake City company figured out the cheapest way to send 40 tons of bricks to Vernal Utah was to wrap each individually and send parcel post. Regulations were quickly changed to address this issue.