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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Plastic kiddie wings no longer a threat!

From Salon.com:
At least one major U.S. airline has restarted an old tradition: giving away little plastic wings to kids.

This practice had been curtailed in the wake of the 2001 terror attacks. If I told you the curtailment was done as a cost-cutting measure, well, that would be embarrassing enough (a set of wings can't run more than a penny or two). Actually, it's worse than that. The real reason is almost too pathetic to be believed: Transportation Security Administration banned the distribution of toy wings because of the small metal pin affixed to the backside.

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