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The humble Christmas tart is a terrorist threat?

December 17, 2007
In Finland every year the grocery stores sell millions of kilos of the basic ingredients that make up the well-known Finnish Christmas tart – frozen dough and plum marmalade.
A small blurb appeared in the "Talous and Työ" section of the December 16 edition of the biggest Finnish daily, Helsingin Sanomat telling readers of the policy for carrying so-called Christmas food on airplanes. An official statement from Finavia (the agency responsible for the maintenance of Finnish airports and air navigation system reminds travellers that liquid restrictions also apply to Christmas food; thus you cannot have plum marmalade, "carrot box" (aka. carrot casserole), curd cheese (rahka) or filled cakes in your carry-on luggage.
In good Christmas spirit, Helsingin Sanomat reporters proposed a test (this is good): Finavia should pay an explosives expert, lock him / her up in an airplane simulator’s bathroom and give him / her a year’s time to build a bomb from either turnip casserole or a Christmas tart. If the explosives expert does not succeed, then Christmas tarts should be permitted in carry-on luggage next Christmas.
I agree! Hot
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! Airplane


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