TSA Says No To Snow Globes

Think before you buy a souvenir snow globe on your next vacation. You probably won't be able to take it on a plane in your carry-on luggage because of TSA regulations.
"Snow globes are not permitted to be carried through security checkpoints," said Transportation Security Administration spokesman Dwayne Baird.

The reason is that the globes contain liquids, and TSA rules say that only liquids, gels or aerosols in containers of three ounces or less are allowed through security in carry-on bags.
Even a small snow globe with less than three ounces of liquid may be confiscated because security personnel have no way of measuring it. You can pack a snow globe in your checked luggage, but be careful to pad it well, or you may end up with wet clothing by the time you reach your destination. Link -via Metafilter

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If the TSA agent is maths-savvy, you could demonstrate that:


Take the radius of the snow globe together, and calculate the volume. Or, just buy duty-free liquor, like your friends -really- want. :)
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Obviously this is plot by the insidiously powerful t-shirt lobby. Remember all those t-shirts during the Obama campaign? Wake up and smell the cotton, Sheeple!
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