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Evil Mailbox

Let's have a little look at Mr Robinsons mail... ARGH!
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In some places, mail theft may be a serious problem. What I propose is a solar/wind/mains powered mailbox that will only allow the householder, the mailing staff, and guest access (if you go on holiday) to get at the mail. The mailbox, if it doesn't recognise your fingerprints, or if you approch it without proper authorisation, it will bite you! Or, failing that, it will shock you! The posties will be identified via a little thingie in their badges, or some form of swipe card, and it will let you post only stuff.

Also, if someone steals your evil mailbox, it will alert the correct authorities, and it will shock the theif...

froglet, Mar 30 2005

(?) Biting Mailbox http://www2.icc.coo...nak/nak-mailbox.jpg
Probably not quite what you had in mind but the best I could find on google [hidden truths, Apr 04 2005]

Archived copy of the above image https://web.archive...nak/nak-mailbox.jpg
[notexactly, Jul 13 2019]


       I must say that the concept of a biting mailbox is rather intriguing
hidden truths, Apr 04 2005

       [hidden_truths] It's just that now I have an image in my head of a mailbox, that growls and snarls whenever anyone goes near it (I suppose that could be an optional feature). I think that it would make a funny picture...
froglet, Apr 04 2005

       Try the link
hidden truths, Apr 04 2005

       My Mailbox got bashed last weekend. I, of course, then remembered the Evil Mailbox. I do hope it's mildly venomous.
Zimmy, Apr 04 2005

       [ht] Close. It could look like that if I could devise some sort of system that would keep the mail safe, and bite people.   

       [Zimmy] I think my evil mailbox(tm) could accomodate some form of paralysis-inducing drug so that they wouldn't be able to move until it wears off (after several hours), or when the occupant comes home, and has a good laugh at the would-be theif, then calls the police. Would that work for you?
froglet, Apr 04 2005

       I'm all for things that say Evil ____. I'd want mine to scream death threats.
notmarkflynn, Dec 22 2005

       How about knocking up fake mail in the mailbox that says you have won X (local currency) and to collect go to (local police sting operation).
not_morrison_rm, Jul 14 2019


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