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Aviation's war on moisture turns ten today

Aviation’s war on moisture turns ten today / Boing Boing Ten years ago, British domestic security claimed to have caught a terrorist cell that had planned to blow up airplanes with a gel they’d carry on in a Gatorade bottle and detonate with an Ipod. Later that day, British aviation authorities banned all carry-on luggage and, shortly after, aviation authorities around the …

TSA approves having a mummified head as your carry-on luggage, with reservations

As long as it is “properly packaged, labeled and declared,” one may take Victorian philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s mummified head onto your flight. The TSA added that travelers may simply snap a picture and tweet it to @AskTSA if they are in any doubt about the flight-legality of any desiccated human remains with which they wish to fly. Amanda Kooser: Jeremy Bentham was …