A 64 year-old German man nearly died recently while returning from vacation. With 2 pints (1 liter) of vodka in his carryon, he was informed by security that he would either need to check his bag or get rid of the vodka. He did just that—downing both bottles on the spot.
“The incident occurred at the Nuremberg airport on Tuesday, where the 64-year-old man was switching planes on his way home to Dresden from a holiday in Egypt. New airport rules prohibit passengers from carrying larger quantities of liquid onto planes, and he was told at a security check he would have to either throw out the bottle of vodka or pay a fee to have his carry-on bag checked as cargo. Instead, he chugged the bottle down and was quickly unable to stand or otherwise function, police said.”
[via Boing Boing]