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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 http://www.finavia.fi/home) 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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