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Vogue's September issue is so dang big (4.5 pounds, 658 pages) that it's causing the postal service some problems. When one Huffington Post writer asked her local mail person what she thought about the weighty magazines this month the reply was: "So heavy! Some of the mailboxes are so small, the big ones cannot fit. It takes up a lot of space." To those who received their copy, be grateful—if a mag is too thick to fit in your box, it's US Postal Service policy to return it back to the post office to prevent ripping. [Huffington Post]