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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted December 14, 2006 15:17      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/170450,CST-NWS-letter13.article

Apparently some folks at the U.S. Post Office don't know where the North Pole is.

Could be worse, the person returning the letter could have gone "postal".

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Stereo

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Icon 12 posted December 15, 2006 07:50      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, the address IS incomplete. It should be:

Santa Claus
North Pole, Nunavut*, H0H 0H0
Canada

(But then, If she sent it with a local postage stamp, it would have been insufficient.)

* Or Northwest Territories, as the North Pole is shared within the two. Or none, as long as the postal code is there. (Curiously, a postal code beginning with H should be located in Quebec.)

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Icon 1 posted December 15, 2006 11:40      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Here in oz his address is

Santa
NORTH POLE 9999

and if you include a return address, you'll get a reply from Santa.

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Icon 1 posted December 15, 2006 12:00      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
(For the sake of being silly...)

I guess Oz's and Canada's mailmen are just smart enough to forward the letters to the correct address. Remember, the North Pole is within Canada's borders, which means a canadian postal code should be used; but "9999" is not a valid canadian postal code. Thus that address is wrong.

Why haven't Santa chosen to live at the South Pole, instead? [crazy]

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Stereo wrote:
Why haven't Santa chosen to live at the South Pole, instead? [crazy]

Because of the penguins

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
(For the sake of being silly...)

I guess Oz's and Canada's mailmen are just smart enough to forward the letters to the correct address. Remember, the North Pole is within Canada's borders, which means a canadian postal code should be used; but "9999" is not a valid canadian postal code.

According to this page the (magnetic) North Pole has been doing its best to get out of Canada for some time now.

As this page shows, describing its current location as 'within Canadas borders' is a bit of a stretch.

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Icon 6 posted December 15, 2006 13:36      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yet, Wikipedia correctly states that Canada claimed North Pole first. Others are just late-comers. (Will there be a war over the North Pole? Let's hope Santa has a bunker!)

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Stereo wrote:
Will there be a war over the North Pole? Let's hope Santa has a bunker!)

His workshop was destroyed in an alien attack about a week ago. I don't think a bunker would have helped. On the bright side, it made a pretty blue-white explosion.

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted December 21, 2006 16:33      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The North Pole is melting.

Soon those stinkin' elves will be nothing more than frozen extras on the latest re-make of "The Titanic."

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