Wonderful! Now there is one more thing for me to obsess about when I fly the not-so-friendly skies.
According to NBC News, it seems that authorities at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (which is scary enough to navigate through) is holding a shipment containing 18 human heads intended for anatomical research at a local facility.
The shipment, which departed Rome before the holidays, was being held at the US airport because the intended recipient was “under investigation.”
I have survived the drama of the pat down and full body scan. I’ve just gotten to the point where I no longer stop breathing if I spot an individual standing in the plane aisle for what I perceive to be too long. And I don’t even mind that my luggage goes through intense scrutiny because I know they are not going to find anything weird or suspicious in MY luggage.
But now I’m surely going to be shutting my eyes the next time some poor unsuspecting soul in front of me is told to lighten their luggage for exceeding the 50 pound limit.
“I’m sorry….. I should have only packed fifteen heads in my American Tourister. I had no idea heads weighed that much! Hey buddy, can you hold this one for me while I rearrange?”
“Please fasten your seat belts and secure all carry on items and shipments of body parts completely under the seat ahead of you. Should we lose cabin pressure or require an emergency landing, please use the spare heads as a floatation device.”
The train has never looked so good.