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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Lobsters on a Plane (and gratuitous bikini pic)

TSA silliness continues.
Fifteen live lobsters? Those you can take on a plane. But the ice or gel packs to keep the lobsters cold are not allowed under the recent ban on liquids and gels in carry-on luggage.


The [Clearwater seafood company] location at Halifax International Airport sells live and cooked lobster -- and both have to be kept cold. People were understandably reticent to pack lobsters in their checked luggage, Chief Executive Officer Colin MacDonald said. Their solution? Frozen vegetables.

Mr. MacDonald said the company checked with airport security and was given the go-ahead. Employees went to a grocery store and bought frozen carrots, peas and cauliflower. Now, instead of packing the wax-lined cardboard boxes with ice or gel packs, employees surround the lobster, live or cooked, with vegetables.
Also, it's legal for you to bring your pet goldfish on a plane. As long as it's not in water.