When the United States introduced the parcel post in 1913, it resulted in an unexpected consequence. What was this?

Answer: There were instances of parents using the service to post children. The stamp would be placed on the child’s chest chest and they would ride on the mail trains with the rest of the post. Such was the problem that the postmaster-general had to issue a directive banning children from being mailed.

Source: 1227 QI Facts by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson; General Historical Texts.

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