14.4 trillion emails vs 177 billion postal letters and packages. That's the 2009 email vs snail mail score in the United States. A staggering 81 to 1 proportion. The bad: 81% of email is spam vs 47% of snail mail.

That's 11.6 trillion spam emails per year. Why doesn't the Pentagon declare war against the spamterrorists who are taking 81% of the total mail bandwidth? If someone can create viruses to take nuclear power plants down, they can create another one to destroy junk email networks. [Pingdom via Laughing Squid]