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(BBC-US)   The story of a Welshman who tried to mail himself home in a crate from Australia in 1965. Things did not go as planned   (bbc.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
It's been done. In fact, a black slave named Henry "Box" Brown escaped slavery in Virginia by this very method in 1849. He mailed himself to Philadelphia.

It was not all that uncommon for people to mail children rather than sending them by train, presumably because the mail was not only cheaper but safer than passenger trains at the time. I seem to recall this was done as recently as the early 20th century,

https://timeline.com/this-ingenious-s​l​ave-literally-mailed-himself-to-freedo​m-31737577232f

https://www.washingtonpost.com/histor​y​/2019/12/28/slavery-cost-him-his-famil​y-thats-when-henry-box-brown-mailed-hi​mself-freedom/

Mind you, the trip from Australia to the UK is much longer.
 
4 days ago  
He should have done his shipping through the Ace Tomato Company...

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4 days ago  
Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit.
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4 days ago  
Did he end up in Abu Dhabi?
 
4 days ago  
"Welshman" "Irishman"...?

I though we had outgrown these disgusting racial terms.
 
4 days ago  
Earl Slick Band - Post Yourself Home
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4 days ago  
I'll bet he had more room inside the crate than the modern airline passenger. I know - "don't give airlines any ideas."
 
4 days ago  

dothemath: "Welshman" "Irishman"...?

I though we had outgrown these disgusting racial terms.


Typical Farksman complaints. Get a job!
 
4 days ago  
First line of TFA:

Are you Irish, were you in Australia in 1965 and did you happen to help a homesick Welshman airmail himself home in a wooden box?
 
4 days ago  
Oh, look! Somebody has sent me a young man in a crate. What a thoughtful gift!
 
4 days ago  

Elandriel: dothemath: "Welshman" "Irishman"...?

I though we had outgrown these disgusting racial terms.

Typical Farksman complaints. Get a job!


Sure thing you filthy racist.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

dothemath: "Welshman" "Irishman"...?

I though we had outgrown these disgusting racial terms.


Not back then they hadn't.
 
4 days ago  

brantgoose: Oh, look! Somebody has sent me a young man in a crate. What a thoughtful gift!


It would have been cheaper to just get the parts you needed...
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4 days ago  

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4 days ago  

Pert: First line of TFA:

Are you Irish, were you in Australia in 1965 and did you happen to help a homesick Welshman airmail himself home in a wooden box?


If you read the rest of the article, two Irish guys helped the Welsh guy mail himself and he wants to track them down, but he only knows their first names.
 
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4 days ago  

dothemath: Elandriel: dothemath: "Welshman" "Irishman"...?

I though we had outgrown these disgusting racial terms.

Typical Farksman complaints. Get a job!

Sure thing you filthy racist.


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I knew it!  Farkers are a separate race!
 
4 days ago  

Geotpf: Pert: First line of TFA:

Are you Irish, were you in Australia in 1965 and did you happen to help a homesick Welshman airmail himself home in a wooden box?

If you read the rest of the article, two Irish guys helped the Welsh guy mail himself and he wants to track them down, but he only knows their first names.


Seems Pert was pointing out the issue with submitter's headline, "story of an Irish man who tried to mail himself home in a crate"
 
4 days ago  

JonathanMurray: Geotpf: Pert: First line of TFA:

Are you Irish, were you in Australia in 1965 and did you happen to help a homesick Welshman airmail himself home in a wooden box?

If you read the rest of the article, two Irish guys helped the Welsh guy mail himself and he wants to track them down, but he only knows their first names.

Seems Pert was pointing out the issue with submitter's headline, "story of an Irish man who tried to mail himself home in a crate"


Ok, fair enough.  The mailed dude was Welsh; the Irish guys helped him.
 
4 days ago  
I've traveled "as cargo" on Military Airlift Command flights.  You get to sit on a jump-seat along the side of the cargo bay next to the actual cargo on pallets in the middle of the bay.  Not exactly the most comfortable way to travel, but at least you get better leg-room than on a commercial flight.
 
4 days ago  

DVD: dothemath: Elandriel: dothemath: "Welshman" "Irishman"...?

I though we had outgrown these disgusting racial terms.

Typical Farksman complaints. Get a job!

Sure thing you filthy racist.

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I knew it!  Farkers are a separate race!


A separate but equal race.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

RolandTGunner: Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit.
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Came for this.
 
4 days ago  

UberDave: He should have done his shipping through the Ace Tomato Company...

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Order one Pepsi and the next thing you know...
 
4 days ago  
There was a girl here in Ga way back who was kidnapped and buried alive for ransom near Emory university. I used to work with a DJ who kept his CD's in a wooden box that his dad gave him. His dad was a detective on the case and the box was what the ransom money was delivered in. (They were able to rescue the girl).
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

WelldeadLink: DVD: dothemath: Elandriel: dothemath: "Welshman" "Irishman"...?

I though we had outgrown these disgusting racial terms.

Typical Farksman complaints. Get a job!

Sure thing you filthy racist.

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I knew it!  Farkers are a separate race!

A separate but equal race.


Some of us are more equal than others.
 
4 days ago  
Brian Robson wants to contact Paul and John - he can't remember their surnames - who helped him get out of Oz.

Is there something George and Ringo didn't tell us?

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4 days ago  

Do you know the way to Mordor: Brian Robson wants to contact Paul and John - he can't remember their surnames - who helped him get out of Oz.

Is there something George and Ringo didn't tell us?

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We four Beatles of Liverpool are...
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George on a scooter, bipping his hooter...
following Ringo Starr...

 
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