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FedEx mistakenly delivered a tumour sample instead of an Amazon Kindle to a man in Bristol, UK.

The sample, sent from Canada, was intended for the Royal Free Hospital in London.

The parcel was delivered when its unintended recipient, James Potten, was not at home. When Mr Potten discovered the item, he did not open the sealed box, which read ‘exempt human specimen’, and subsequently tried to arrange a collection so that the parcel would be delivered to its rightful owner on time.

According to Mr Potten, the tracking code had the same first five and last three numbers as his Kindle order.

FedEx have since retrieved and redelivered the item.

(Source: BBC News)

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