Man Tries to Board Plane With Knife in Mayo

But it wasn't a great hiding spot: the TSA considers mayonnaise a gel
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 3, 2012 12:33 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Score one for the TSA: Security screeners at New York's Kennedy Airport caught a man trying to smuggle a knife onto a flight ... by sticking it in a full tub of mayonnaise. A TSA rep says screeners stopped the man today as he arrived for a trip to Mexico City. The hiding spot was far from a brilliant one: Jars of mayonnaise are also banned from carry-on luggage in the US because the TSA considers mayo to be a liquid or gel. The TSA notes that the man still caught his flight, sans knife and condiment.

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