A Guy in Dallas Makes $10,000 a Month Mailing Potatoes With Messages on Them

A Guy in Dallas Makes $10,000 a Month Mailing Potatoes With Messages on Them

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In the Internet age, you really CAN make money doing anything . . . no matter how stupid it sounds. And hoooo boy, does this sound stupid.

There’s a 24-year-old dude in Dallas, Texas named Alex Craig, and he came up with an idea earlier this year. He’d start a business where he’d write messages on POTATOES, and mail them to people.

You just go to PotatoParcel.com, tell him what you want the message to be, and who to send the potato to. Then he writes the message with a Sharpie, puts the potato in a manila envelope, and mails it. That’s it.

He started it back in May, and posted about it on Reddit.com. The idea got some attention because it was so dumb . . . and now he’s making $10,000 a MONTH.

It costs $7.99 for a medium potato and $9.99 for a large potato. Your message can be up to 100 characters on the medium potato, and 140 on the large, and it’s sent anonymously.

(ABC 8 – Dallas)

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10,000 Pigeons Undergo Anal Security Checks for China National Day

10,000 Pigeons Undergo Anal Security Checks for China National Day

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The 10,000 pigeons selected to participate in the National Day of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1 were inspected for suspicious objects by security officials this week. Thoroughly inspected.

According to a tweet by People’s Daily, China’s government-sponsored newspaper, each of the birds was anally examined, ensuring they weren’t carrying, you know, suspicious things or whatever.

The sheer number of birds examined is hard to believe — not to mention the fact that there are some more important things going on in China right now, like mass pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

The National Day is a public holiday marking the 65th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The Nanjing Daily reports that after the birds from Xicheng, Dongcheng, Chaoyang and Fengtai are loaded into a truck and transported to Tiananmen Square, they will be released there around sunrise for the ceremony as a sign of peace.

Peace for humans, horrific confusion for pigeons.

mashable.com