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When Chris opened a letter from the Indiana Election Division, he was  curious why in the world there would be a small Styrofoam cube inside  the envelope. Luckily for everyone involved, there was an explanation.
Written on a strip of paper packed with the letter was the following declaration:
“The Styrofoam cube  enclosed in this envelope is being included by the sender to meet a  United States Postal Service regulation.  This regulation requires a  first class letter or flat using the Delivery or Signature Confirmation  service to become a parcel and that it “is in a box or, if not in a box,  is more than 3/4 of an inch thick at its thickest point.”  The cube has  no other purpose and may be disposed of upon opening this  correspondence.”

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(via The Styrofoam Cube In This Letter Serves A Bureaucratic Purpose - The Consumerist)

When Chris opened a letter from the Indiana Election Division, he was curious why in the world there would be a small Styrofoam cube inside the envelope. Luckily for everyone involved, there was an explanation.

Written on a strip of paper packed with the letter was the following declaration:

“The Styrofoam cube enclosed in this envelope is being included by the sender to meet a United States Postal Service regulation. This regulation requires a first class letter or flat using the Delivery or Signature Confirmation service to become a parcel and that it “is in a box or, if not in a box, is more than 3/4 of an inch thick at its thickest point.” The cube has no other purpose and may be disposed of upon opening this correspondence.”

Government dollars at work

(via The Styrofoam Cube In This Letter Serves A Bureaucratic Purpose - The Consumerist)

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