Security by Stupidity

Yesterday I went through the airport security lines for the second time since the new no liquids, no gels rules were imposed; and I learned something new. Not only can you go through with four 3.5 oz bottles of liquid but not one 12 ounce bottle. It doesn’t actually matter how much liquid is in the bottle, only what it says on the side of the bottle.

You can walk right through with six ounces of liquid in a bottle that’s labeled as three ounces, but Lord help you if you try to go through with a half full, four ounce bottle. Furthermore you can still buy 20oz bottles of water and Diet Coke on the other side of the checkpoint so someone is able to get cases of liquids through. Yeah, this makes so much sense.

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