Man Posts himself in a wooden Box from London to Australia (Photos)

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According to Dailymail, Reg Spiers posted himself from London to Perth in a wooden crate in 1964.

When Australian Reg Spiers found himself penniless in London without enough money for a plane ticket home to Adelaide, he decided to post himself back in a wooden box.


It was 1964, and the 22-year-old champion javelin thrower was in Britain, desperate to get back to Australia for his daughter’s birthday and to see his wife.

He showed up out of the blue at the East London flat of his close friend – English javelin thrower John McSorley – and presented him with his problem.

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Too impatient to work and save up the money for a plane ticket, together Spiers and McSorley hatched a harebrained scheme to build a timber box and send Spiers back to his home country via air freight.

Read more here, culled from dailymail.

He is very lucky to survive, is that stupidity or desperation. What do you guys think?

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