Snail Mail Takes Literal Meaning in Poland

It's official. Postal delivery is as slow as snails, at least in Poland.

An IT worker, after receiving a letter on Jan. 3 that was sent on Dec. 20 as priority mail, calculated that a snail would have made it to his home faster than the letter.

Michal Szybalski calculated that it took 294 hours for the letter to arrive at his home. He also said the distance between his home and the sender was 6.89722 miles, Daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported.

Given the distance and the time, the speed of the letter was 0.023456 mph. Mr Szybalski calculated that a garden snail travels at around 0.029825 mph.

File under: too much time on his hands.