Pickles and lipstick shut down airport

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Hard to believe, but a backpack containing cosmetics was mistaken by bomb-sniffing dogs as potentially being explosives, shutting down Ontario, Calif.’s airport last week. Earlier, imported Indian pickles also were mistaken as a threat.

Then a flashlight battery explosion shut down LAX on Saturday.

Is this just a California thing, or is airport security everywhere seeming a little nuts lately?

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