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Posted at 2:12 PM ET, 12/ 6/2010

Eight air security triggers

By Washington Post Editors

Budget Travel, once owned by The Washington Post Co., has an interesting feature on eight items that may lead the Transportation Security Administration to single out you or your bags for additional screening.

The list includes:
-- Aluminum foil wrappers
-- Retractable keys
-- Headbands
-- Small bottles of alcohol
-- Snow globes
-- Inhalers
-- Underwire bras
-- Peanut butter

Read the complete article at

Were you surprised by having to go through extra screening because of something in your luggage or on your person? Post a comment below.

By Washington Post Editors  | December 6, 2010; 2:12 PM ET
Categories:  Aviation  
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Budget Travel wrote:

"Everything on earth can be categorized as a liquid, gas, or solid—except maybe lava and peanut butter."

Um, lava is pretty easily classified as liquid; fire and the ionized matter formed in a lightning strike are great examples of plasma rather than solid, liquid, or gas; and lots of other substances besides peanut butter are colloids, that is, suspensions of one phase of matter in another -- common kinds are foams (gas in liquid), aerosols (liquid in gas), and gels (liquid in solid). Helpful travel tips don't have to obstruct readers' understanding of science.

TL;DR Most things are more complicated than that, but lava isn't.

Posted by: deepfriar | December 6, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

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