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December 15, 2006 11:44 AM   Subscribe

US Census Bureau Facts & Figures: Holiday Edition says that more than 20 billion letters, packages and cards will be delivered this holiday season and 12 million packages a day through to Christmas Eve. Also check out the Special Edition for comparison data from 1915, 1967 and 2006, the African-American History Month Facts & Features and more data going back to 2000.
posted by fenriq (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
20 billion letters, packages and cards

That's a hell of a lot of wood paper.
posted by Richard Daly at 12:34 PM on December 15, 2006

There's another big recent Census Bureau thing out too--the yearly Statistical Abstract of the US.
posted by amberglow at 12:44 PM on December 15, 2006

what a fucking waste of paper
posted by evilelvis at 2:09 PM on December 15, 2006

Also delivered just before the holidays: "Jury duty, jury duty, jury duty, blackmail, pink slip, chain letter, eviction notice, blackmail, jury duty."
posted by SteelyDuran at 7:20 PM on December 15, 2006

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