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Posted: 10/4/2004 9:45:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 9:45:19 AM EST by KA3B]


Vibrator shuts down Australian airport

54 minutes ago

BRISBANE, Australia, (AFP) - Hundreds of airline passengers suffered disruption to their travel plans when a major regional airport was shut down for an hour after a humming and vibrating adult sex toy was mistaken for a bomb.

The vibrator was discovered at 9:15 am (2315 GMT Sunday) by a security officer who checked out a suspicious package inside a rubbish bin at the terminal cafeteria of Mackay Airport in the northeastern state of Queensland, a police spokeswoman said.

The terminal was evacuated immediately while passengers who had just arrived from a flight, check-in staff, cafeteria employees and hire car personnel were all forced to leave.

Cafeteria manager Lynne Bryant said her staff had been cleaning tables when they noticed a strange humming noise coming from the rubbish bin.

"It was rather disconcerting when the rubbish bin started humming furiously," she said.

"We called security and next minute everybody was being evacuated while they checked it out."

The police spokeswoman said another two flights were expected to land at that stage and alternate arrangements were made for the passengers to collect their luggage away from the terminal.

She said the emergency situation was revoked just before 10:00 am when the package was identified as "an adult novelty device".

Bryant said at the time of the upheaval the airport had been quite busy with two main flights due in and out of the airport - wreaking havoc with people's schedules.

She said in retrospect the humming sounded exactly like a vibrator - but it was better to be safe then sorry.

"You can't afford to take chances," she added.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1503&u=/afp/australia_air_vibrator&printer=1

Went back 6 pages, didn't see a dupe...
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:46:40 AM EST
"She said in retrospect the humming sounded exactly like a vibrator - but it was better to be safe then sorry."

Things that make you go hmm?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:47:11 AM EST
Or "bzzzzzzzzz......"


Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
Things that make you go hmm?

Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:49:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:51:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 9:52:20 AM EST by hk940]
maybe you can afford to take chances.

lady bombs go BOOM

not buzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:56:10 AM EST
What did the bomb sniffing dog think??
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:56:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
She said in retrospect the humming sounded exactly like "my vibrator at home" - but it was better to be safe then sorry.



Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:01:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
What did the bomb sniffing dog think??



That he was going to get a tuna flavored puppy treat.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:02:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
What did the bomb sniffing dog think??



They shoulda brought in a tuna sniffing cat.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:03:41 AM EST
The screener should have asked her to prove it worked like the cell phones.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:08:08 AM EST
Sounds like they were gettin' some bad vibes,huh?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:08:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 10:08:43 AM EST by thelibertarian]
Did they use the indefinite article when referring to it, e.g. "a vibrator" as opposed to the possessive "your vibrator" when confronting the owner of the suitcase?

Most of the time it's an electric razor, but 1 out of 100 times it's a vibrator.


Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:09:35 AM EST
Do most bombs buzz?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:16:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
The police spokeswoman....
She said in retrospect the humming sounded exactly like a vibrator - but it was better to be safe then sorry.


Voice of experience?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:21:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:22:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:22:57 AM EST
The security guy at the airport in Fight Club was right, the buzzing in someones suitcase could be a dildo!
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 12:55:58 PM EST
To have it heard humming at that time in a busy airport....it had to of been a "TECHNO RABBIT" Model #143!
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 1:41:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By CanadianGIRLJerk:
To have it heard humming at that time in a busy airport....it had to of been a "TECHNO RABBIT" Model #143!

Link Posted: 10/4/2004 1:45:40 PM EST
Note to self:

Don't let Wife take "TECHNO RABBIT" Model #143 to airport.

Link Posted: 10/4/2004 1:52:58 PM EST
[LarrytheCableguy] That's some funny shit right there! [/LarrytheCableguy]
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 2:01:37 PM EST
The obvious solution:
ban all vibrators at airports
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 2:04:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By thelibertarian:
Did they use the indefinite article when referring to it, e.g. "a vibrator" as opposed to the possessive "your vibrator" when confronting the owner of the suitcase?

Most of the time it's an electric razor, but 1 out of 100 times it's a vibrator.






Damnit you beat me to it!
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:39:17 PM EST
143...

That's the model that moans in French?

Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:45:16 PM EST
It's embarrassing to have something in your luggage vibrate. No it was not a dildo but my Ultrasonic Toothbrush got activated by accident. The luggage dude looked at me kinda weird
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:58:36 PM EST
was it pre ban or post? did it have a pistol grip? did it have a spare battery well?
did it have a stock that could be extended? what about the muff suppressor ?
oh god, contact Sarah Brady see if she can disarm it
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 4:03:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 4:05:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By thelibertarian:
Did they use the indefinite article when referring to it, e.g. "a vibrator" as opposed to the possessive "your vibrator" when confronting the owner of the suitcase?

Most of the time it's an electric razor, but 1 out of 100 times it's a vibrator.





Haha, I just watched that movie.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 4:49:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By CrazyIrishman:
Sounds like they were gettin' some bad vibes,huh?



must have been bad to have thrown it away...
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 4:55:29 PM EST
I swear that the same thing happened to my wife and I on the way back from our honeymoon last year. We were in the Cayman Islands in the airport and we had our bags on a table for them to search. The guy was talking to my wife and I wasn't paying attention then I saw her make a "B" line for the restroom. I was standing there thinking "what is going on" when the guy checking our baggage goes "Sir, can you tell me what is in your bags making that sound?".

As soon as I listened, I knew exactly what it was. I had to pull it out in front of a line of people (family of 5 right in line behind us). and take the batteries out.

I was so embarassed and I was a little upset that my wife took off leaving me there to deal with it.

We laugh about it now.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 4:58:55 PM EST
The humiliation...

I bet when they discovered it, every guy in the airport popped one.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:00:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bhart89:
I was standing there thinking "what is going on" when the guy checking our baggage goes "Sir, can you tell me what is in your bags making that sound?".

I had to pull it out in front of a line of people (family of 5 right in line behind us). and take the batteries out.



Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:06:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By pointtarget:
oh god, contact Sarah Brady see if she can disarm it




Hey, if I help Sarah disarm it and stuff it in her pooper, ya think Ed Sr will give me a special dispensation so I can post pics?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:52:16 AM EST
Good thing she didn't have a Sybian in her luggage!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:01:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By CanadianGIRLJerk:
To have it heard humming at that time in a busy airport....it had to of been a "TECHNO RABBIT" Model #143!




Oddly enough, I've heard of this device before... whats it look like?


- BG


EDIT: found it...
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