No one wins any awards for sending spam about the latest lucrative business opportunities from Nigerian princes or anti-Obama jokes from your uncle’s old Navy buddy.
But get a real piece of junk shipped through snail mail and glory awaits at the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not annual Strange Mail Contest.
Participants sent things like a tree trunks and prosthetic arm to the Orlando, Florida, headquarters of Ripley’s. There was a catch: The items could not be packaged in a box, envelope or any wrapping of any kind, and the postage and address must be placed directly on the item.
Read more: Strangest Things Sent In The Mail.