Today's winner is from Australia. (A tip o' the hat to reader Snoggeramus for forwarding the link.)
A thrill-seeking postman who was filmed launching his small motorbike off a jump during the morning mail round has ended his career with a bang.
The postie, who has since resigned from his job at Australia Post, gave new meaning to the term "air mail" when he rode his Honda down a suburban street in Anglesea and off a jump, soaring into the air and losing control yesterday morning.
Mail was scattered across McMahon Avenue after the crash that left the postman, aged in his 20s, suffering scrapes and bruises.
But the postman was able to pick up his battered bike and gather the mail before continuing his morning round.
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The postman declined to comment to the Geelong Advertiser when approached at his home last night. He told the newspaper he was not badly hurt in the crash.
The postman is believed to have told his employer, Australia Post contractor David Wilson, that he had hit a kangaroo on his mail run.
Mr Wilson only learned of the stunt when he was approached by the Advertiser.
There's more at the link. Here's the video taken by the onlookers. (LANGUAGE ALERT: There are a couple of f-bombs.)
The motto on the walls of the James Farley Post Office in New York City is derived from the works of the ancient Greek historian Herodotus. It reads:
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
Clearly, Herodotus was writing before the age of delivery motorcycles - not to mention at least one of their Australian riders!