A Giant Sucking Sound

One of the most amazing things we’ve come across in NZ is the postal service. All across the country (only in urban areas so far) mailboxes like these are connected to a giant vacuum tube system that pulls everything into a central processing facility where they are routed to substations for delivery. Letter carriers show up for work with their day’s post all sorted and packed, ready to deliver. For the most part, it will be prohibitively expensive to extend this system right to the home, but new larger apartment buildings are now required to include tube connections in their construction plans. 

Ok… not really. 

But it IS cool that the mailboxes look space-age enough that I had you going for a second!

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