Thursday, May 15, 2008

Massive beetles invade Post Office

"Earl, what's that scratching sound? It's coming from that parcel over there. Oh no. Oh no. Run!"

Customs agents seized more than two dozen giant beetles , some the size of a child's hand , from an overseas package after Mohnton, PA, employees heard the insects making scratching noises from inside a parcel.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

More than 20 years ago when I was a distribution clerk I happened to catch something out of the corner of my eye in the crease along the bottom edge of an 'empty' spring loaded hamper. To my surprise, it was a regular sized dice, with a stamp folded around the edges, and had To and From addresses written in the tiniest print on different sides of the dice. Even more amazing was that the dice had made it all the way through its mail processing journey from its Las Vegas origin to its Bellevue, WA destination, arriving in a hamper containing regular sized parcels and larger SPRs - then was found and delivered!