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.: TSA is stupid | 2007-05-01 04:52AM :.
A while ago, a half-full tube of toothpaste was confiscated from me at the airport by some burly TSA jarheads. The tube held 6.4 ounces of toothpaste when full, so I guess it may have been above the 3 ounce limit when slightly less than half full.

So I figured I'd keep a tube of toothpaste that was well within the limit for use the next time I flew. When a tube got down to about 10% full, I set it aside rather than finishing it. But it was confiscated too! The guy pointed to the "6.4 ounces" on it and said it was too much. I noted that it was almost empty and so was in fact far below the 3 ounce limit. Then he seemed to get mad, and said that it doesn't matter how much is actually in there because they just go by what's printed on the label.

Totally ridiculous.
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