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(Politico)   Are mashed potatoes a solid, liquid, or gel? Here's a former TSA agent's take on this VERY important question   (politico.com ) divider line
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2014-03-31 04:17:50 PM  
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Bruce Schneier pointed that if you want to bring liquids on a plane, you just need to put them in bottles labeled 'saline solution'.
2014-03-31 03:09:03 PM  
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Skyd1v: FTFA:   "It's 2010, and a passenger is trying to bring her live goldfish through security. One of my co-workers informs her that the fish can go through but the water cannot."

Comedy gold right there.


Can a goldfish survive in some mystery exploding liquid?

I think the fact that there's a live goldfish in there is evidence it's safe.
2014-03-31 03:01:47 PM  
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Somacandra: Isn't it technically an emulsion?

/drtfa


An emulsion is a combination of two liquids with the aid of an emulsifying agent.

Mashed potatoes are simply a mixture and shouldn't be considered a liquid unless you've added too much milk.
2014-03-31 02:51:03 PM  
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BizarreMan: Who takes mashed potatoes on a plane?


Counter-point:

Why wouldn't you take mashed potatoes onto a plane? What if you get hungry?
2014-03-31 02:50:45 PM  
1 vote:
This raises another question: if you freeze your shampoo before you take it through TSA, they'll consider it a solid, right?
2014-03-31 02:05:52 PM  
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McDonalds ice cream cones are also liquids, according to the TSA. They were nonplussed when I argued that it would only become a liquid if the line was too long.

Also, fun fact, I was told that if my Tillamook cheese spread was not frozen, they would have confiscated it. So next time, freeze your mashed potatoes.
2014-03-31 01:39:22 PM  
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Isn't it technically an emulsion?

/drtfa
 
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