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Does the map below strike you in any fashion as odd?
In Japan, this is the typical world map you would find in a standard school textbook.
I always had the impression that cars outside the United States always seemed to get better mileage than those in the United States.
Did you know:
that if you are a political prisoner, you are exempt from all postal charges and packages up to 5kg, except airmail surcharges? (Article 7.2.1)
that similarly, literature for the blind is free of postal charges except airmail fees? (Article 7.2.1)
that if you underpaid a First-Class international mail or postcard to Canada without a return address, your recipient would have to pay double the difference, unlike for any other country you send it to? (IMM 423.24)
that USPS regulation forbids the use of “brilliant colored envelopes” for first-Class international mail? (IMM 241.213)
that if you were to put the address parallel to the short side of a standard envelope, you could be required to pay $0.20 extra? (IMM 241.217)
that UPU regulation forbids sending “obscene or immoral articles” (Article 188.8.131.52), though it is at the discretion of each admitting country to define what is “obscene”?
that the United States is not one of the UPU countries listed as those who will not receive mail containing currency, regardless of whether or not it is insured?
I was rather disappointed when the post office clerk told me that the United States Postal Service didn’t provide airmail stamps anymore because all international courier is sent by air.
Marketing and publicity becomes so much more powerful when there’s a freebie involved, a fairly obvious observation.
Last seen: November 23, 1953
Air Force pilot First Lieutenant Felix Mocla disappeared over Lake Superior while pursuing an unidentified flying object on November 23, 1953.
Did you know:
1) That the USPS fleet of Chevrolet/Grumman LLV (Long Life Vehicles) has a right-handed driver position, as opposed to the U.S.
The recent return of Laura Ling and Euna Lee from 140 days of captivity in North Korea is cause for much celebration and happiness.
Where can I make my own website? It’s a question I get a lot when people balk at the thought of paying me to design it for them *laughs*.
Japanese coffee plantation workers in Brazil, 1930.
I have to admit, I’m not one of the many people who think Pepsi’s new rebranding of their logo and drink is a bad idea.