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Life is good: tools

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Re: Life is good: tools

Postby Artie F. Emm » Fri May 05, 2017 9:59 am

Otto Nobedder wrote:Do ceramic knives have metal imbedded in them to trip a metal detector? Even the Chinese ones at Harbor Freight? Is it a metallic ceramic that will be detected, or could we walk right through?

Inquiring minds want to know...


I've wondered that too. I think the scanners in use these days give visuals of objects as well as the magnetometer thing, so if they see a knife shaped object they can investigate.
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Re: Life is good: tools

Postby exnailpounder » Fri May 05, 2017 10:11 am

Otto Nobedder wrote:Since we've jacked this thread, here's a serious question.

Do ceramic knives have metal imbedded in them to trip a metal detector? Even the Chinese ones at Harbor Freight? Is it a metallic ceramic that will be detected, or could we walk right through?

Inquiring minds want to know...

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I have ceramic kitchen knives and a very expensive metal detector and the machine does NOT react to them. I can only say that about the knives I have, not sure about all the others. Ceramic knives are awesome by the way. Scalpel sharp.
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Re: Life is good: tools

Postby AndersK » Fri May 05, 2017 3:35 pm

The scanners will detect the shape but they are not that common yet. Been thru a fair amount of airports and the only one I seen was either in Dubai or London.
Been a while since I was in the US though so they might be more common there.

Always wanted to ask immigration about one question on the card for entering USA, "Have you participated in genocide" What's the limit for that? :mrgreen:

Also a question for Aussie immigration, "Do you have a criminal conviction?" Didn't know that was still a requirement to get in. :roll:
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Re: Life is good: tools

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri May 05, 2017 7:17 pm

AndersK wrote:
Always wanted to ask immigration about one question on the card for entering USA, "Have you participated in genocide"



The appropriate response, with a completely straight face, is, "Do genocidal condoms count?"

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Re: Life is good: tools

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri May 05, 2017 7:20 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:
AndersK wrote:
Always wanted to ask immigration about one question on the card for entering USA, "Have you participated in genocide"



The appropriate response, with a completely straight face, is, "Do genocidal condoms count?"

Steve


I knew a fellow, who, while going through customs, was asked, "Do you have any pornography?"
He replied, tongue fully in cheek, "It's 2010! I don't even OWN a pornograph!"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Life is good: tools

Postby MosquitoMoto » Fri May 05, 2017 10:17 pm

AndersK wrote:The scanners will detect the shape but they are not that common yet. Been thru a fair amount of airports and the only one I seen was either in Dubai or London.
Been a while since I was in the US though so they might be more common there.

Always wanted to ask immigration about one question on the card for entering USA, "Have you participated in genocide" What's the limit for that? :mrgreen:

Also a question for Aussie immigration, "Do you have a criminal conviction?" Didn't know that was still a requirement to get in. :roll:



Anders, a criminal conviction has always been a requirement to get in. White settlement of this country based on convicts was so...um...successful that no-one has ever seen a need to change the standard. ;)



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Re: Life is good: tools

Postby jroark » Sat May 06, 2017 11:13 am

Well..... this thread has definitely developed into something very interesting. I'm curious to see just where this one might end up. Tools, knives, terrorists, genocidal condoms, I mean.... it's limitless :lol:
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Re: Life is good: tools

Postby exnailpounder » Sat May 06, 2017 11:20 am

jroark wrote:Well..... this thread has definitely developed into something very interesting. I'm curious to see just where this one might end up. Tools, knives, terrorists, genocidal condoms, I mean.... it's limitless :lol:

And I have pretty much stayed out of it too.
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