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10 Facts About The Royal Mail

It's World Post Day! To celebrate, I thought I'd post ten cool facts about the UK's own Royal Mail, and ten things you can buy to celebrate the day (or just stamps and mail in general).

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6. Then there was Moses.

Via notonthehighstreet.com

Moses James Nobbs worked for the Post Office for 55 years, man and boy, between 1836 and 1891 - the longest serving mail guard in history, and the longest serving Royal Mail employee ever.

8. Rocket power.

Via corgi.co.uk

In 1934, The Royal Mail experimented with the idea of delivering the Mail by rocket. While inventor Gerhard Zucker's first experiment was a success, his next two failed and the idea was abandoned.

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