Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Extra credit... Did you know you can mail a coconut?

Well, I'm known for my depth of knowledge concerning all things weird, strange and useless. Today I ran across a tidbit that I thought others might get a kick out of.

Did you know you can mail a whole coconut via the USPS with no additional packaging and no surcharge? Just apply an address and postage to the coconut and deposit with your mail carrier or at the post office. (Remember to use correct postage for the weight.)

Apparently we have the tourist travelers to Hawaii to thank for this unique ability. It was started as an alternative to sending a plain postcard. The ability isnt limited to Hawaii though. You can run down to Wal-Mart or any local grocer, buy a coconut and mail it from your local post office to anyone in the US.

For those looking to send a unique birthday card or promotional item, this just might fit the bill.