Bonus: Mail Cats?
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Bonus: Mail Cats?

First aired: August, 2022
The Belgian government once used cats to deliver the mail. It went about as well as you would think.

Resources for today's exclusive episode:
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/64025/time-cats-delivered-mail-belgium


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-42098216


https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/morning-start-cats-once-delivered-mail-in-belgium/


https://www.cracked.com/article_28965_for-hot-second-belgium-relied-cats-to-deliver-mail.html


https://www.grunge.com/920707/belgium-once-used-cats-to-deliver-mail/


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