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Published:January 5th, 2013 11:02 EST

Vibrating Electric Toothbrush Alarms Airplane Passengers

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said a suspicious vibration that caused a service interruption turned out to be a toothbrush.

The officials said a vibration was discovered in a bag checked onto an AirTran flight Friday and service in a portion of the North Terminal -- including Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority rail service -- was interrupted for a little more than a half-hour while an investigation was conducted."



Sometimes the explanation for a suspicious vibration in a checked bag can be mundane and quite prosaic.

The vibrating bag didn`t belong to a sweaty man with an overstuffed bag with all kinds of wires sticking out of it, and it didn`t belong to a nervous young woman with too much time on her hands. The owner of the vibrating bag was a passenger with impossibly white teeth, and a winning smile.

Let`s exercise a little bit of common sense and make sure that are electronics and personal hygiene equipment is on a non-vibrating mode. We don`t want to alarm any passengers, now do we?

Who wants to be delayed for half an hour, because an idiot forgot to turn off his toothbrush?

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