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Geek Trivia: The Quibble of the Week for July 22, 2008

This week's quibble comes from the July 15, 2008 edition of Geek Trivia, "ZIP code of honor." TechRepublic members bgiroux, wwest, support, sysop-dr, tutor, and somethinggood4 all wrote in to remind me that the United States isn't the only country with special postal designations for letters addressed to Santa.

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This week's quibble comes from the July 15, 2008 edition of Geek Trivia, "ZIP code of honor." TechRepublic members bgiroux, wwest, support, sysop-dr, tutor, and somethinggood4 all wrote in to remind me that the United States isn't the only country with special postal designations for letters addressed to Santa, with the latter explaining:

"Everyone knows, the North Pole is located in Canada (some 'international site of interest' politicking notwithstanding) and hence, Santa's Postal Code (which follows the letter-number-letter (space) number-letter-number format standard in Canada is H0H 0H0!"

Now that I know, I'll be sure to add international postage to my daughter's Christmas list this year. Thanks for the quibble, and keep 'em coming!

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