After Typhoon, 2 Bent Mailboxes Charm Taiwan

Weird, but people are lining up for photos
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 15, 2015 11:01 AM CDT
After Typhoon, 2 Bent Mailboxes Charm Taiwan
A woman poses for a photograph next to the mailboxes in Taipei.   (Wally Santana)

A pair of roadside mailboxes that were uniformly bent by a falling signboard during a typhoon have become celebrities of sorts in Taiwan, drawing steady lines of people to snap photos and inspiring fan merchandise. Many Taiwanese think the public mailboxes resemble faces, and this side-by-side pair now looks especially cute because their poles are bent at similar angles. The mailboxes gained fame after Typhoon Soudelor ripped across the island last week. Strong winds tore a signboard from a building in central Taipei, bending the mailboxes to the right on their poles as it fell. (More Taiwan stories.)

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