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I didn't know you could bring those on the plane.... [Jan. 10th, 2007|01:38 pm]
terribleturnip
So, let me get this straight. My nail clippers are a hazard...if I bring any liquids on the plane, they have to be of a certain size and packaged in a certain way...I have to take off my shoes to go through security...but...

CNN reports that a Vermont man was bitten by a scorpion while flying on a commercial plane.

Oh. But venomous pets are okay.

Unless they're bigger than three ounces and then they have to be sealed in a clear quart-sized locking bag with no more than three pin- sized airholes.

(Note: it wasn't actually a pet, it just snuck on board, the flight originating in Houston.)

We do not know at this time whether the scorpion was asked to remove its shoes before boarding or not.
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2007-01-10 08:37 pm (UTC)
I prefer scorpions in plastic bags with NO AIRHOLES. I.E. DEAD DEAD DEAD.
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2007-01-10 11:47 pm (UTC)

My self-destructive nerdyness showing

More likely he was stung...with a stinger, not bit with a mouthpart.
This is why I have no friends.
Still...'"Sir, is there anything we can do to make your trip more comfortable?"
"Could I have fewer scorpian stings, please?"', is not a great conversation to be having on a plane.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2007-01-10 11:54 pm (UTC)

Re: My self-destructive nerdyness showing

"Scorpian Stings" sound like a tequila and jalapeno cocktail..
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2007-01-11 04:18 am (UTC)

Re: My self-destructive nerdyness showing

I would buy that drink!
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2007-01-11 04:15 am (UTC)

Re: My self-destructive nerdyness showing

No, it's why only people like me are friends with you. Because I know what pedipalps and telsons are...

That's just our New England showing -- we're not so retentive about being bitten or stung...you get stung by a horsefly and bitten by a wasp, which is anatomically incorrect, well, unless the latter is in all capitals...but I'm pretty sure the behavior mod has worked for me. It's been a long time since any...incidents.
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2007-01-11 04:24 am (UTC)

Re: My self-destructive nerdyness showing

I've been bitten by WASPS. It can be unpleasant or not. It is situationally dependent.
And any date that involves the word "pedipalps" is...unusual.
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2007-01-12 12:40 am (UTC)

Oy. WASPS.

*sighs*

White people.
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From: pyrateatlarge
2007-01-11 01:15 pm (UTC)
I'm against any kind of Arachnid profiling.
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