California Airport Evacuated Over Jar Of Honey

Is our nation kinda dumb? Discuss. From Reuters:

Authorities shut down a California airport on Tuesday after a suspicious amber liquid in a passenger’s bag tested positive for explosives — only to ultimately determine that the substance was honey.

Francisco Ramirez, a 31-year-old gardener who had been visiting family in the central California city of Bakersfield, was allowed to return home to Milwaukee.

When the bottles [of honey] were opened, two of the screeners smelled a strong chemical odor, complained of nausea and were rushed to a local hospital, where they treated and released. But “the substances in the bottles did turn out to be honey…It is nothing but honey,” FBI spokesman Steve Dupre told Reuters.

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