Peanut Butter is a Liquid According to Airport Security

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You learn something new everyday. Today we learnt that peanut butter is a liquid, according to airport security. 

As frequent fliers will know, the Transportation Security Administration is very particular about what can and can’t go on a flight. Only liquids weighing less than 3.4 ounces are permitted to go in a carry on. Anything higher needs to be packed in your suitcase and checked in. 

Just in case you were wondering where that jar of peanut butter should go, it isn’t in your hand luggage…

Podcaster Patrick Neve attempted to take a jar through security, only to be stopped by TSA officials. 

“I tried to take peanut butter through airport security,” he wrote in a tweet that has since gone viral. “T.S.A.: ‘Sorry, no liquids, gels, or aerosols.’ Me: ‘I want you to tell me which of those things you think peanut butter is.”

If you’re still as confused as we are, TSA’s reply via Instagram might clear things up. 

“You may not be nuts about it, but TSA considers your PB a liquid. In carry-on, it needs to be 3.4 oz. or less,” read the caption. The image in the post also stated that a “liquid has no definite shape and takes a shape dictated by its container.”

Um, okay. 

Well, we’d like a tall glass of peanut butter when we land, please.