After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
A newly-born child, who has six legs, rests on his grandmother’s lap at his family home in Sukkur in Pakistan’s Sindh province. The child has a birth defect known as Polymelia, in which the affected individual is born with extra limbs that are usually small or deformed.