On Tuesday, a passenger informed airport security that he was bringing a dead dog in a cardboard box on a flight from Newark to Los Angeles. This was fine, until officials realized it hadn't been properly screened for explosives.

From the New Jersey Star-Ledger

A man taking a 3:30 p.m. flight from Newark Liberty to Los Angeles International Airport brought a box to the TSA checkpoint in Newark. When a TSA employee asked the man what was inside, he replied that it was his dead dog.

TSA officials requested that the deceased animal in the box go to the Continental cargo facility for screening. While the plane was in the air, the TSA in Newark was notified that the dead dog was never screened.

The risk wasn't thought great enough to call back the flight. But now all terrorists know the best way to smuggle a bomb on a plane is inside a dead dog. Air travel just got a lot smellier and more dangerous at the same time.

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