Reader Susanne sent along an interesting link to a story about a niche German shoe company with a global clientele that found that their packages to the US were far more likely to be delayed or even lost.
The company suspected that source of the problem may be a marketing maneuver in which they had created tape with their company’s name printed prominently on it to seal the boxes. So what’s the problem with that? The company’s name is ‘Atheist’.
They did an experiment to see if that might be the problem and found some supportive evidence but the experiment was not as well–designed as it might have been, which is understandable given that this is a shoe company, not a research organization.
But it would be interesting to have a proper controlled study done to get to the foot (ha!) of this problem to see if the sole (ha!) reason for this phenomenon is that postal service employees are opposed to providing support (ha!) to atheists.
Ok, no more bad puns for today. I have seriously overrun my quota.