Snow Globes To Be Allowed In Carry-On Luggage Soon, TSA Says

Later this summer, the TSA will permit snow globes inside carry-on luggage, the Los Angeles Times reports. Currently, those tiny globes of holiday fun are in the same category as nunchucks, handguns and billy clubs – not welcome in carry-on baggage.

Current law prohibits “snow globes and like decorations regardless of size or amount of liquid inside, even with documentation” in carry-on baggage.

There’s a catch, however. The globes must still fill the 3-1-1 rule.

“Snow globes that appear to contain less than 3.4 ounces (approximately tennis-ball size) will be permitted if the entire snow globe, including the base, is able to fit in the same one clear, plastic, quart-sized, resealable bag as the passenger’s other liquids, such as shampoo, toothpaste and cosmetics,” the TSA told the Times.

Sadly, gel candles are still not allowed – and be sure to leave the nunchucks at home.

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World’s largest snow globe

The world’s largest snow globe wouldn’t fit in a carry-on bag even if TSA said you could hand carry-it on a plane. This globe hails from Ontario, Canada. This past December it made its appearance in New York City’s Bryant Park. I became obsessed with finding its subsequent appearances. Who wouldn’t? It’s big enough for people to fit inside thus turning its winter scene to life. What a great concept. This globe is marketing genius.

Considering that I merely came across its picture in regards to an event that already passed–and that compelled me to go on a personal hunt, indicates the power of the largest snow globe in the world.

The quest led me to the Web site that highlights Ontario’s winter wonders. This is exactly what the creators imagined. Created as a promotional tool for Ontario Travel, the snow globe is still on its advertising circuit. These are the places and dates where you can find an Ontario Snow Globe event. [via Gothamist]

January 18-20, 2008 – Winterfest in Hamilton
January 26-27, 2008 – Niagara Falls during the Niagara Ice Wine Festival
February 2-4, 2008 – Bon Soo Carnival in Sault Ste. Marie
February 9-10, 2008 – WinterWorld in Mississauga
February 22-24, 2008 – IceFest in Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville area

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