Put Feynman on your snail mail

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In summary, the US Postal Service is releasing a set of four postage stamps featuring American scientists Richard Feynman, Josiah Willard Gibbs, John von Neumann, and Barbara McClintock. These stamps will be available at most post offices on May 5, with the option to purchase them a day earlier at the first-day ceremony at Yale in New Haven, CT. Many people are excited about this release and plan to buy multiple stamps.
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For those of you who live in the USA and still use snail mail...

The US Postal Service is issuing a set of four 37-cent "American Scientists" postage stamps next week. They picture Richard Feynman, Josiah Willard Gibbs, John von Neumann and Barbara McClintock. They should be available at most post offices on Thursday, May 5. If you're in New Haven CT, you can get them a day earlier, and go to the first-day ceremony at Yale if you like.
 
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Thanks for the tip, wish I could get a first day cover.
 
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I'm so glad this is finally happening! I will have to buy a bunch of them!
 

1. What does "Put Feynman on your snail mail" mean?

"Put Feynman on your snail mail" refers to a popular trend of including a picture or quote from physicist Richard Feynman on envelopes and letters. This is often done as a way to add a touch of humor or intellectualism to traditional mail.

2. Who is Richard Feynman?

Richard Feynman was a renowned American theoretical physicist known for his work in quantum mechanics and particle physics. He also had a unique and engaging teaching style and was a popular author and lecturer.

3. Why is Richard Feynman featured on snail mail?

Feynman's witty and insightful quotes, as well as his iconic image, have made him a beloved figure in the scientific community. Including him on snail mail is a way for people to express their admiration for his contributions to science.

4. Where did the trend of "Put Feynman on your snail mail" originate?

The trend likely originated from a combination of factors, including Feynman's popularity, the rise of social media and online communities, and the desire to add a personal touch to traditional mail. It is difficult to pinpoint one specific origin for the trend.

5. Can anyone use "Put Feynman on your snail mail" or is it reserved for scientists?

The trend is open to anyone who appreciates Feynman and his contributions to science and society. It is not limited to scientists and is often used by people from various backgrounds and professions.

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