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Tonight's Canucktion - 66 points

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Can Can, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    66 points to the first member who answers the following question correctly:

    In 1916, this event precipitated a change in US Post Office regulations. What happened?
     
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    Postal Inspectors solve last known stagecoach robbery
     
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    Free home delivery of the mail
     
  4. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Perhaps, but not the one I'm looking for.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    The Post Office made the first effective use of amplifiers on telephone circuits when research staff installed experimental repeaters in the London to Belfast and London to Dublin circuits at Liverpool. A few weeks later, the first permanent repeaters were installed in the London to Liverpool cable at Birmingham. The installation of these vacuum tube repeaters was the first commercial use of such equipment.
     
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    begining of airmail experiments.
     
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    The Post Office Department authorized its first experimental mail flight in 1911 at an aviation meet on Long Island in New York. Daily flights were made between Garden City and Mineola, New York. The pilot dropped mailbags from the plane; the Mineola Postmaster picked them up.

    Later, in 1911 and 1912, the Department authorized 31 experimental flights at fairs, carnivals, and air meets in more than 16 states.

    These flights convinced the Department that the airplane could carry a payload of mail. Congress finally authorized appropriations for airmail experiments in 1916.
     
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    1916 - In an effort to reduce the costs of PRINTING precancels, the Post Office Department invited the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to bid on certain contracts. The Bureau was low bidder on only four of these contracts; the result was the Experimental Bureau Prints used at four offices.
     
  9. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Nope and nope.......

    Anyhow, READ the question. Something happened that made the US Postal Service change their rules.....

    Hint #1:

    Someone did something naughty.
     
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    world war I
     
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    KANE v. NEW JERSEY , 242 U.S. 160 (1916)
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Nope. It was internal, as in within the borders of the US. Keep trying- if it seems like you can't get it, I'll offer up another hint soon.
     
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    In 1916, an entire bank – probably the largest and heaviest object ever sent by parcel post – was dismantled and shipped from Salt Lake City, Utah to Vernal, California. Its more than 80,000 bricks were mailed in 50-pound lots, one ton at a time. While the shipments saved the cost of wagon freight, they caused untold misery for local postmasters and railroad workers. Too late to stop the shipment, the Postmaster General decreed that henceforth a single shipper could post no more than 200 pounds a day.
     
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    Postal regulations require city residents to have letter receptacles. Up until this time, letter carriers were required to knock on doors, use whistles, or just plain holler for patrons' attention to make deliveries.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Good job, brother!!!! That's the one I was looking for........:bow: That's a wierd one, eh?

    I'll adjust your score in the leader board.
     
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    what can i say?

    google baby!
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Congrats. You're in 3rd place!!!!!
     
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    i'm way down the bottom lol
     
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    I was thinking along the lines of something to do with porn...................:D
     

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