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A man mailed 80,000 bricks to build a bank because it was the cheapest option!

Almost anything can be sent through the mail if it disguised well enough. There have been reports of drugs, animals, and other highly illegal things making it all the way to their destinations without notice, but there is no way anything could eclipse the strangeness of sending an entire bank through the mail!
Of course, the bank had to be assembled once it arrived, but nonetheless all 80,000 bricks of The Parcel Post Bank in Utah were sent through the mail!
In 1913 the US Postal Service began the parcel sending service.Soon after a business man in Utah decided he would build a bank.
After looking into renting freights to haul the bricks the 120-mile distance needed, he discovered that it was four times cheaper to send them all through the mail! He had the bricks carefully wrapped in crates, each weighing less than 50 pounds.
From there it was smooth sailing. The bricks arrived and the bank as built!

 

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