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Benedikt
29-09-2012, 12:25
no I have not been at the kitchen wine...

(this is the program, from Austrian TV, if someone does not believe the story.)
http://tvthek.orf.at/programs/1309553-Was-gibt-es-Neues-/episodes/4681615-Was-gibt-es-Neues-

in 1931 the Zion Bank in Vernel, Utah checked out prizes for delivery of bricks. For the construction of their new bank building. Rail, horeswagon ot truck, and they found out that the cheapest,fastest and most efficent way was sending 700 000 bricks with the post office.70 bricks a parcel was the maxium, that's why so many parcels. From Salt Lake City to Vernel.
And of course the -mailman- was not to please about, because for a while he had to schlepp all these parcels.

After that incident, the US postal service also put a law in action, how many parcels a person can receive per day.

robertmf
29-09-2012, 16:49
no I have not been at the kitchen wine...


in 1931 the Zion Bank in Vernel, Utah checked out prices for delivery of bricks. For the construction of their new bank building. Rail, horeswagon ot truck, and they found out that the cheapest,fastest and most efficent way was sending 700 000 bricks with the post office.70 bricks a parcel was the maxium, that's why so many parcels. From Salt Lake City to Vernel.
And of course the -mailman- was not to please about, because for a while he had to schlepp all these parcels.

After that incident, the US postal service also put a law in action, how many parcels a person can receive per day.

The wiki says *only* 80,000 bricks were :pressie: sent :)

Zion bank in Vernal, Utah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernal,_Utah#Notable_buildings)

Benedikt
29-09-2012, 19:49
The wiki says *only* 80,000 bricks were :pressie: sent :)

Zion bank in Vernal, Utah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernal,_Utah#Notable_buildings)




not in WIKI and there it was also only 80 000. waiting for an answer from the TV station where they got the number form. i wrote to them....