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(Daily Mail)   How many severed heads are allowed as carry on?   ( divider line
    More: Misc, O'Hare, Chicago, customs officer  
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4990 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Jan 2013 at 9:35 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-15 09:23:00 AM  
2013-01-15 09:37:42 AM  
Done in one.
2013-01-15 09:37:43 AM  
2013-01-15 09:41:03 AM  
Two heads are better than one, so....two.
2013-01-15 09:41:06 AM  
Depends on the airline's policy on carrion carry-ons.
2013-01-15 09:41:36 AM  
The heads appear to be medical samples at first blush, Brian Bell, spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security told Chicago Herald Sun.

If you're shipping medical samples anywhere you need some sort of documentation.  Especially if it's international.
2013-01-15 09:43:27 AM  
Depends on whether it's adult heads or kid heads.

2013-01-15 09:44:13 AM  
"Authorities do not suspect foul play"

wait a minute...
2013-01-15 09:45:05 AM  
Authorities do not suspect foul play? I guess it's pretty normal then.
2013-01-15 09:45:37 AM  
Are they shrunken heads? If so, I'd say at least 30.
2013-01-15 09:46:40 AM  
If you shrink them first, you can take more
2013-01-15 09:52:50 AM  
If only they had been properly packed:
2013-01-15 09:53:12 AM  
What is this world coming to when you can't just ship human heads whenever you want?
2013-01-15 09:53:43 AM  

Sybarite: 8

Duffel bags are the preferred method of transport if I recall correctly.
2013-01-15 09:55:58 AM  
Now I've got Mr. Sandman stuck in my head
2013-01-15 09:58:02 AM  

Sybarite: 8

Been done
2013-01-15 09:58:44 AM  
If it fits, it ships.
2013-01-15 10:03:03 AM  
As many as you want, as long as the TSA doesn't count the fluid in the eyes as 'liquid' and require them to be in a quart sized baggie....
2013-01-15 10:06:54 AM  
What do you mean? An African or a European head?
2013-01-15 10:08:04 AM  
You could grip them by the husk
2013-01-15 10:08:44 AM  
Carrion is not allowed.
2013-01-15 10:10:31 AM  
All carry on luggage must fit under the passengers seat or in the over-head bins. Three large or four small heads would be a maximum, but some of the overhead bins are narrow and may prove a difficult fit.

Passengers travelling with more than two heads should plan to check them in as regular luggage.

Have you considered shrunken heads? You can carry four times as many shrunken heads as regular heads.
2013-01-15 10:22:07 AM  
how does one place a head in an overhead bin? wouldn't you keep putting the item on top of itself?

/infinite quandry
2013-01-15 10:31:30 AM  
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2013-01-15 10:45:35 AM  
Came for 8 heads in a duffle bag pictures. Leaving satisfied.
2013-01-15 10:51:02 AM  

tonguedepressor: Carrion is not allowed.

Dang, I came here to post, "Subby misspelled carrion."
2013-01-15 10:58:16 AM  
a 20 head limit is all that is allowed for carry on but you must prove they are tokens of serial murder!
2013-01-15 10:59:36 AM

2013-01-15 11:01:22 AM  
well my dead eyes are opened

/definitely obscure
2013-01-15 11:24:22 AM  
Apparently, cooler heads prevailed...
2013-01-15 12:14:50 PM  
"It was not immediately clear why customs officials had held up the shipment."

Well, since this is Chicago I'm going with "force of habit", since most of the heads they come across are NOT for medical research.

"If you're shipping medical samples anywhere you need some sort of documentation. Especially if it's international.:

The FA said that the heads were properly preserved, packed and marked as medical samples. So there was documentation. I'm told several of them even had valid Illinois voter ID cards.
2013-01-15 12:37:38 PM
2013-01-15 04:08:17 PM  
What do you mean my luggage is lost?
Heads are going to roll!
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