HP Ships Power Cord in Giant Box With Attached Pallet

If you get a package this size, reinforced with a wooden pallet, your first thought is probably that you've accidentally received, say, six laptops, or a fridge, or a mid-sized sedan. But you'd be wrong.

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The only thing that came in this monstrous package is a simple power cord that HP inexplicably shipped in a box sturdy enough to ship the entire Canadian army. There's probably a story behind it—I've never in my life seen a package delivered while still strapped to a wooden pallet—but as it stands, we can just bask in the ridiculous juxtaposition of tiny item, giant box. [Notebook Review Forums]

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"The only thing that came in this monstrous package is a simple power cord that HP inexplicably shipped in a box sturdy enough to ship the entire Canadian army."

Either you are making a joke by exaggerating that it could hold something that massive, or you are joking about how small Canada's army is.

I'm going to risk sounding stupid here, and assume you meant the second of those two.

So FYI: The Canadian army is actually one of the largest and most powerful in the world. I don't understand where this misconception comes from. As a Canadian living in America, and knowing someone in the Canadian Navy, it is always strange to hear these sort of jokes. They fall sort of flat if you know the truth. It's larger than America's. They just don't USE it. I wouldn't want to screw with Canada.

Anyway, if you didn't know, now you do. NOW YOU KNOW.

If you did know that and you were just using that as an exaggeration, I apologize for my lack of joke interpretation abilities.