Children and other weird things sent through the mail

Children - In 1913, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Beauge of Ohio posted their baby to his grandmother, who lived about a mile away. They paid 15 cents and insured him for $50.

A box of dead fish -
A group of investigators tried to push the limits of what the US Postal Service would allow. Items posted included a box of dead fish.

Diseases - According to a 1895 New York Post Office worker, diseases like smallpox, diphtheria, and scarlet fever were posted by physicians to the Health Board.

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50,000 pink panties - Over 50,000 pink chaddi (undies) were sent to chief of the Rashtriya Hindu Sena, Pramod Muthalik, on Valentine's Day.

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Antique player pianos - According to the list published by uShip, three massive antique player pianos were sent from Belleview, Florida, to Williamsburg, Michigan.

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A boat - What's more, uShip was responsible for delivering a SeaSwirl Striper boat. The trip from Miami, Florida, to Anchorage, Alaska, took 12 days.

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A throne - In 2017, a "55-pound golden kings throne" was  shipped from Texas to Ocala, Florida.

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LEGO Star Wars display - An entire Yoda LEGO display was shipped from a store in LaVerne, Tennessee, to an individual in White Stone, Virginia.

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Vintage bathtub - Someone in Los Angeles got a "rare antique galvanized tin cowboy bathtub" shipped all the way from Oklahoma.

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A tree trunk - Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual Strange Mail Contest had participants posting all sorts of odd objects. In 2014, one of them was a tree trunk.

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A prosthetic arm - Another odd object received in the headquarters of Ripley's was a prosthetic arm.

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A human foot - In 2012, former Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper was sent a human foot. The parcel was delivered to the Conservative Party headquarters. 

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