Saturday, December 03, 2005

Be a Baggage Screener

I'll admit that I haven't always given airport baggage screeners a lot of respect. It seems like we are still hearing reports of weapons that make their way onto airplanes, while grannies are having their knitting needles confiscated.

Well, it turns out that baggage screening is harder than it looks. In conjunction with their article "Soft Targets: How our airports became the first line of defense", MSNBC has an interactive screening test. Can you look at X-rays of luggage and spot the potential weapons? Based on my score, I should definitely never become a screener.

To play the game: load up the article, then click on the link "Interactive: You be the airport baggage screener" on the lower left side of the page.

(via Daily Traveler)

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