We all saw it coming. If you could have a bomb under your balls, why not a bomb in your honey pot?
U.S. officials say a suspicious material found in a passenger’s bag that triggered a security scare at a California airport on Tuesday actually turned out to be bottles of honey.
The scare caused a shutdown at the Meadows Field Airport in the city of Bakersfield and a hazardous material crew and bomb squad were called to the scene. (Voice of America News, h/t Boingboing via Backwards beekeepers)
It gets better:
Two Transportation Security Administration officers were also treated and released from the hospital after being exposed to what were described as “fumes” from the bottles.
Since we’ve been discussing study design here and there have been persistent questions whether TSA screening actually works, maybe it’s time for a randomized controlled trial. We’re already half way there. We have a placebo treatment.