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#4 - gatodelfuego (08/28/2012) [-]
Liquids are bombs when combined with other specific liquids. Putting them in a trash can will do nothing.

Seat belts are to restrain people in cases of turbulence, and weren't designed to save your life in a crash.

Nail clippers and other sharp objects I believe (again, I believe) are outlawed because of the risk of slicing through the seat belt and using it as a weapon.

All knives served on planes have extremely dulled edges.

That is all.
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User avatar #32 to #31 - gatodelfuego (08/28/2012) [-]
The original "liquid bombs" we're chemicals disguised as water that, during flight, were planned to be poured into each other and generate a violent chemical reaction. Alkali metals don't provide nearly enough power to create a bomb that could be smuggled on board.
User avatar #33 to #32 - gatodelfuego (08/28/2012) [-]
*were you stupid auto correct
#35 to #4 - anon (08/28/2012) [-]
afaik you can´t take clippers because they might fly across the plane during turbulances and hurt other people
User avatar #6 to #4 - blargchikahonkhonk (08/28/2012) [-]
liquid bombs often have a sheet that breaks with rapid motion allowing the liquids to mix and starting the chemical reaction. think really sensitive glow stick
User avatar #21 to #4 - martiini (08/28/2012) [-]
What's the point of the knife then?
User avatar #8 to #4 - kesolukt (08/28/2012) [-]
...slicing through the seat belt? You mean like accidently cutting through the whole thing with a nail clipper?
User avatar #12 to #8 - gatodelfuego (08/28/2012) [-]
With the filing sharp part that folds out of the clippers, yes.
User avatar #46 to #12 - kesolukt (08/28/2012) [-]
By accident?
User avatar #185 to #46 - proffawesome (08/28/2012) [-]
on purpose then strangling the pilot with it.
User avatar #311 to #185 - kesolukt (08/29/2012) [-]
That's pretty ninja
User avatar #41 to #4 - upunkpunk (08/28/2012) [-]
I am Muslim, I can confirm this.
#107 - naniwa (08/28/2012) [-]
I'm preparing for red thumbs here.

I'm a plane engineer, and here's reasons for those rules:
Water reacts to many things that could make an explosion. Besides, it might not be water in the bottle.

A seat belt is provided to stop you from jumping up and down during turbulence (if you were sleeping, say). Not to protect you in a plane crash. I don't think there's anything that can save you from hitting the ground at 300+ miles per hour.

Nail clippers can easily be taken appart and turned into a weapon.

The metal knives on aeroplanes are made from a mix of copper and nickel. They're very weak so will probably break if you try to stab/slice anything other than soft meat with it. There's a few other "unofficial" (not really intended) reasons for this too:
-The knife will only be given to you during a meal. It's very difficult to hijack a plane if there's a tray above you. You'll probably be stopped before you can get up and stab someone.
-How many terrorists will book first/business class and patiently wait until the first meal has arrived before attacking?

>laws introduced
>less terrorist attacks
User avatar #133 to #107 - frostypandit (08/28/2012) [-]
Why would you get red thumbs what kind of people do you think we are!
#183 to #107 - femalebodyinspectr (08/28/2012) [-]
Respect for the Q&A thing, really liked it. Thumbed up all of your comments in this topic. Stay cool
#186 to #183 - naniwa (08/28/2012) [-]
Thanks :) I'm off work until the 31st so I thought I might teach people something (and possibly revise things in the process).
User avatar #194 to #107 - moevleboevle (08/28/2012) [-]
I have a question... How do I avoid being beaten up by Chuck Norris when Me and my russian commies tries to hijack the plane?
#233 to #194 - naniwa (08/28/2012) [-]
There's nothing about that in my book. It isn't the latest edition, though.
#203 to #107 - ixigeromeixi (08/28/2012) [-]
why cant you have phones on? also why does the toilet use suction air type thing instead of using water?
#217 to #203 - lostwoodskid (08/28/2012) [-]
phones interfere with the control towers.
#218 to #217 - ixigeromeixi (08/28/2012) [-]
also why does the toilet use suction air type thing instead of using water?
#223 to #218 - lostwoodskid (08/28/2012) [-]
Because bringing water on a plane just for peoples waste is wasteful.
User avatar #253 to #107 - ponymanislittle (08/28/2012) [-]
What about the free water given to everyone on the plane?
#256 to #253 - naniwa (08/28/2012) [-]
I'm not very sure, I'm just an engineer :) Sorry.
User avatar #262 to #256 - ponymanislittle (08/28/2012) [-]
I'm going on a flight tomorrow to new york, let's hope i don't get blown up with water bombs. ^_^ Fun fact: also they stopped me in an airport for bringing a Fushigi into security. (They probably thought it was some kind of anal toy because i was getting strange looks).
#278 to #107 - naniwa (08/28/2012) [-]
Okay guys, I'm going for an hour or so. If you want, you can PM me your questions. I'm getting quite a few replies, so some of them might get missed. Thanks for all your interesting questions! Keep 'em coming!
#226 to #107 - anon (08/28/2012) [-]
I'm pretty sure if a terrorist actually had a plan of high jacking a plane, he wouldn't mind waiting until a meal to do it if it meant he can proceed with his plan, but thank you for informing me on those other points.
#118 to #107 - theasguard (08/28/2012) [-]
It takes less than a pound of pressure to stab through human flesh, you don't think the knife could get through that?
#137 to #118 - naniwa (08/28/2012) [-]
It would bend, so only if you can very quickly turn the knife.
User avatar #143 to #118 - Hreidmar (08/28/2012) [-]
Not a knife that weak. Plus... well, look at it. It's not particularly sharp. You could stab someone with it, but you would have to apply some effort.
#154 to #107 - naniwa (08/28/2012) [-]
I know I'm getting this question sooner or later, so:
Your coffee is always cold on a plane because water boils at 87c at the height a plane flies.
#112 to #107 - naniwa (08/28/2012) [-]
I'm here for a while - hit me up with any other questions :)
User avatar #162 to #112 - spaceturtlecadet (08/28/2012) [-]
If i had a powerful laser could I shine it at the driver and blind him at that height?
#171 to #162 - naniwa (08/28/2012) [-]
There are lasers that can do that, but they're all illegal.
User avatar #173 to #171 - spaceturtlecadet (08/28/2012) [-]
#292 to #112 - bummerdrummer (08/28/2012) [-]
I've heard somewhere that if a large passenger plane tried to do a barrel roll, the wings would break off. is that true?

i know, dumb question, but im curious
#298 to #292 - naniwa (08/29/2012) [-]
Theoretically, the wings would break off - but a plane cannot do a barrel roll. It's very difficult to explain with words, so here's an ASCII drawing: Os are engines and the A is the plane's body.

The Os are 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively. As O 3 and 4 tilt down, the plane turns right. Once the plane is 90>º sideways:-
O 1
O 2
O 3
O 4

The plane cannot turn because there is an equilibrium between the engines. Causing the plane to stall (if the plane is an AirBus, it would automatically "un"-stall), and would fall to the ground.

This is because 1 and 2 have are turning the plane to the left with an equal force. Sorry, it's really difficult to explain this situation.
#304 to #298 - bummerdrummer (08/29/2012) [-]
no that actually kinda makes sense. thanks!
User avatar #192 to #112 - proffawesome (08/28/2012) [-]
So i heard of this maneuver where the pilot flies the plane on a bit of an angle when approaching landing (with the nose of the plane facing a little bit away from the landing strip and the wing tip facing down). Does this actually exist? What is it for? Do they only use it in extreme circumstances?
#212 to #192 - anon (08/28/2012) [-]
I can answer this! I'm a student pilot. It's actually called a slip. It's landing when there's a tailwind. I actually use it a lot when I land. I fly Cessna 172s (a small, 4 passenger plane) and I used that maneuver on my first solo landing. So, yes its real and yes its used often.
#214 to #212 - shavethewhales (08/28/2012) [-]
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AAANNNNDD I didn't log in
User avatar #308 to #214 - proffawesome (08/29/2012) [-]
Awesome. I feel like that would be terrifying for the passengers though..
User avatar #310 to #308 - shavethewhales (08/29/2012) [-]
You barely even notice it. In a small plane, you'd notice the wind pushing on the plane more than using rudder and tiling the wing to counter balance it. It's pretty neat from the pilot's seat, seeing the plane not lined up on the runway yet knowing you'll make it and land.
#236 to #214 - naniwa (08/28/2012) [-]
Correct :)
User avatar #114 to #112 - mrprinceking (08/28/2012) [-]
What are the chances of a plane actually taking a fall now a days, and what would be the cause? Which airlines should I trust the most? And is there any other interesting trivia you wanna throw at us, I'm really interested.
#127 to #114 - naniwa (08/28/2012) [-]
There is not a numerical "chance" that a plane will fall because it's a legitimate statistic. The amount of planes taking off increases, dramatically, every month - but the number of crashes should stay the same.

The most probably cause would be pilot error. Things you see in movies (electrical storms, mountain crashes etc) are made up. While things like mountain crashes have happened in the past, it was due to some sort of pilot error (the pilot entered the wrong "coordinates" into the computer). You'll need to be more specific as to what answer you would like.

While makes of planes do differ from company to company, the general design stays the same. This means that there's no company you should trust "more". The only difference between plane companies is the position of emergency escape doors and/or the space between seats.

Random fact (you asked for it): The pilot and captain of the plane must each eat a different meal. This is incase there is something wrong with one of the meals. Eg. the fish in the pilots meal is off. If the captain had the soup instead of the fish, the captain can still take over.
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#117 to #107 - anon (08/28/2012) [-]
******* thank you. I was about to lose it when this idiot really thought the seatbelts were for crashing.
#69 - WhattheNorris (08/28/2012) [-]
I want to see terrorists try something with chemicals in clothes.

So everyone will have to fly naked
#284 to #69 - huashuashuas (08/28/2012) [-]
you shoulda whispered in her ear "I've seen you naked."
you shoulda whispered in her ear "I've seen you naked."
User avatar #96 to #69 - Scizor (08/28/2012) [-]
I haven't seen enough attractive people on a plane to be thoroughly convinced by this idea. Except for the time I sat next to Malena Morgan, google her, you'll see who I sat next to...
User avatar #144 to #96 - bwignite (08/28/2012) [-]
Malena Morgan? Dude, I would have raped her right there.
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User avatar #150 to #144 - Scizor (08/28/2012) [-]
there was a little girl sitting next to us...
#247 - jettripleseven (08/28/2012) [-]
water bottles could be filled with poisonous liquids, they don't make you throw it out because it's a bomb
water bottles could be filled with poisonous liquids, they don't make you throw it out because it's a bomb
#274 to #247 - AcornShouter (08/28/2012) [-]
**AcornShouter rolled a random image posted in comment #615286 at FJ Pony Thread 14 ** i lost brain cells
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#161 - jokersaysamuseme (08/28/2012) [-]
"It's ridiculous what you're not allowed to bring onto planes nowadays. Tweezers!!...if you can hijack a plane with tweezers, you DESERVE the ******* plane as far as I'm concerned.

Anyone with a toothpick and some skill can take the plane back off him." - Ed Byrne
User avatar #199 to #161 - zoidz (08/28/2012) [-]
You can kill people with tweezers easily, just go stabbing everyone in the eye/throat like madness, after using them to cut/rip the seat belt to have a longer range weapon to hit people, use the pillow as a 'shield' to soften/dodge punches/strikes. Tho you can kill people with your hands... If you're creative enough you can kill people by dropping Cesium metal, Rubidium metal into the toilets, causing the plane to get damaged.

Get bored = figure millions of ways to kill people in the current area. '-'
#263 - Jowi ONLINE (08/28/2012) [-]
You wear your seatbelts because in the '70s there was a air disaster where the cabin became decompressed during take-off and the roof off the plan tore off. The only casualty was a woman who wasn't wearing her seat belt and she was sucked out of the plane
User avatar #285 to #263 - stupidffff (08/28/2012) [-]
I hear they hold those planes together with tape in between flights until repairs can be done.
User avatar #277 to #263 - lolzponies (08/28/2012) [-]
Aloha air 760 something
midflight the cracks in the skin of the jet blew out and one person was sucked out
a flight attentant who was passing out drinks
#302 to #263 - dickbuttius (08/29/2012) [-]

Just to back up what you and others are saying.
User avatar #7 - captainobivous (08/28/2012) [-]
if someone can hijack a plane just with a set of nailclippers, i think they ******* deserve the plane
#167 to #7 - ishotthedeputy (08/28/2012) [-]
Seen on just about every twitter account. Ever.
User avatar #1 - sappinmahsentry (08/28/2012) [-]
Lookie here. i work for united airlines and my TSA associates Don't throw the liquids out.. They equally try distribute the cool stuff.
My friend gets the syrup and honey.
BRO TIP: put your damn liquids in your non carry-ons.
#9 to #1 - tiredofannon (08/28/2012) [-]
Now I'm just going to drug my water and **** before handing it over to TSA.
If those bastards get to feel me up, I get to laugh as they trip balls in front of 3000 people.
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User avatar #62 - supermegasherman (08/28/2012) [-]
bottles of water can be filled with liquid explosives that can explode if combined with other liquids

seat belts keep one from wobbling during takeoff, turbulence and landing

the knives that are given on planes are plastic, and break incredibly easily

nail clippers can be used as a surprisingly effective triggering device
#74 to #62 - orichic (08/28/2012) [-]
>implying Americans are smart enough to figure any of that out.
#77 to #74 - supermegasherman (08/28/2012) [-]
guess its too bad i'm an american then.

#79 to #77 - orichic (08/28/2012) [-]
Then go ahead smart guy, make a Liquid Bomb from a water bottle, Impress me.
#82 to #79 - supermegasherman (08/28/2012) [-]
fine. lithium plus alcohol. clear substance explodes in seconds.

User avatar #84 to #82 - aldheim (08/28/2012) [-]
Hmm... now that's interesting.
User avatar #85 to #84 - supermegasherman (08/28/2012) [-]
i feel smug
#87 to #82 - orichic (08/28/2012) [-]
Just because you know how it's done doesn't mean you can, I know a Nuclear Bomb is due to Atoms Splitting doesn't mean I could do it
Just because you know how it's done doesn't mean you can, I know a Nuclear Bomb is due to Atoms Splitting doesn't mean I could do it
#94 to #87 - IAmTehHaxor (08/28/2012) [-]
That awkward moment when almost all nuclear devices these days use nuclear fusion and not nuclear fission.
User avatar #90 to #87 - supermegasherman (08/28/2012) [-]
you do realize you can buy lithium right? and rubbing alcohol?
User avatar #93 to #90 - orichic (08/28/2012) [-]
Yes true, but my main point is that this is America and no one is crazy nor Smart enough to pull off such a thing without getting noticed or messing up in someway excluding the Very Few.

aka **** TSA
User avatar #102 to #93 - supermegasherman (08/28/2012) [-]
TSA is a bitch. thousand standing around. why would anyone in their right mind want to do that? here in the states (i'll let your geography mistake slide, as you insulted all of south america, canada, and central america.) we have plenty of people who like to blow things up, myself included. those of us who like to mix things together to see what they do, know that when lithium is mixed with alcohol, it makes a big boom. thats a lot of us. so why do you say ALL of us are stupid? on what grounds? have you even BEEN here?
User avatar #105 to #102 - orichic (08/28/2012) [-]
Plot Twist: I live here
User avatar #108 to #105 - supermegasherman (08/28/2012) [-]
alright, so you've got grounds. what about all of the inventions used worldwide made by us inventors? stupid people couldn't have done that. what about the world class doctors, lawyers, scientists, and engineers that all reside in the us? are they stupid too?
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User avatar #89 to #62 - heartlessrobot (08/28/2012) [-]
User avatar #91 to #89 - supermegasherman (08/28/2012) [-]
a very viable option
User avatar #100 to #62 - itsmewaffle (08/28/2012) [-]
Besides, No food on planes ever requires cutting. It's always some **** food, pretzels or crackers and ginger ale.
#106 to #100 - supermegasherman (08/28/2012) [-]
love me some ginger ale
#175 - steavo (08/28/2012) [-]
...the seat belts aren't to protect you in a's so you stay in the seat when the plane is landing or turbulence occurs. Idiot.
User avatar #206 to #175 - littlenish (08/28/2012) [-]
You don't quite understand the purpose of this do you?
User avatar #228 - applezachs (08/28/2012) [-]
I flew on a plane last week and airport security had to search my ten year old sisters ponytail because it was dense enough to hide drugs in
User avatar #266 to #228 - shineystillforgets (08/28/2012) [-]
they did the same thing to my mom..she asked if they were looking for squirrels..
User avatar #30 - shashashadow (08/28/2012) [-]
the seat belt is there in case of turbulence
User avatar #283 - Tyranitar (08/28/2012) [-]
Airports are just scared of MacGyver
#291 to #283 - angelodlt (08/28/2012) [-]
This 			*******		 guy ^^
This ******* guy ^^
User avatar #289 to #283 - chazwregman (08/28/2012) [-]
******* thisss^^^^
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User avatar #239 - caesarflickerman (08/28/2012) [-]
When my sister was younger the TSA confiscated her Play-Doh knife...she cried the whole flight.

fu tsa
#250 to #239 - elcreepo (08/28/2012) [-]
I once got held up in security because my parents relented to my brother's whines and got him a toy nerf gun at one of the airport stores.    
He pointed it at the security guard. Next thing you know, he's screaming cos he was thrown on the ground along with the rest of us. Lucky for us, the airport security chief took one look, laughed and gave my brother a lollipop and a gentle warning not to point it at people. Why they sell nerf guns if they're gonna react like that...
I once got held up in security because my parents relented to my brother's whines and got him a toy nerf gun at one of the airport stores.

He pointed it at the security guard. Next thing you know, he's screaming cos he was thrown on the ground along with the rest of us. Lucky for us, the airport security chief took one look, laughed and gave my brother a lollipop and a gentle warning not to point it at people. Why they sell nerf guns if they're gonna react like that...
User avatar #259 to #250 - vanoreo (08/28/2012) [-]
I'm going to guess that this was before 2001

>After 9/11
>Selling ******* Nerf guns at an airport
User avatar #268 to #250 - violenthandjob (08/28/2012) [-]
The stores in the airport aren't affiliated with government agencies such as TSA.
User avatar #258 to #239 - vanoreo (08/28/2012) [-]
It's an airplane.

It is government mandated that there must be at least one screaming child on board.
#294 - gatsu (08/29/2012) [-]
1: if bottle contains an infiammable liquid it can be used on the plane to start a fire, in the trash can without a flame it's harmless

2: if there's a very violent turbulence or an air-pit you can hit the table or the frontsit and injure yourself

3: i agree with you

4: the ones that you receive in first class are very blunt...

sorry for my english, pic unrelated
User avatar #296 to #294 - DingoJ (08/29/2012) [-]
i think the third one has to do with cutting wires of something vital in a plane or to activate a bomb
#187 - carnagejc (08/28/2012) [-]
Fun fact: The emergency position you assume in your seat on a plane in the event of a crash is actually intended to kill you quickly upon impact to avoid further suffering.
#207 to #187 - pineappleninja (08/28/2012) [-]
lol i just posted that, and was on highest rated, didn't check the comments till after :P
User avatar #208 to #207 - carnagejc (08/28/2012) [-]
It happens bro.
User avatar #272 to #187 - violenthandjob (08/28/2012) [-]
and because a wrongful death lawsuit is cheaper than a wrongful suffering lawsuit.
#276 to #187 - anon (08/28/2012) [-]
Jesus christ, you people believe this. My god FJ you have become the people you claim to hate.
#188 to #187 - killyojoy (08/28/2012) [-]
Actually mythbusters proved that wrong.
User avatar #193 to #188 - carnagejc (08/28/2012) [-]
Don't watch mythbusters, it just seemed reasonable given the slim chances of survival from a plane crash.

(related because I lost the gif)
#221 to #193 - hakusprite **User deleted account** (08/28/2012) [-]
I found your lost gif.
I found your lost gif.
User avatar #222 to #221 - carnagejc (08/28/2012) [-]
Thanks man! I love Wayne's world.
#196 to #193 - killyojoy (08/28/2012) [-]
You have a 96% chance of surviving a plane crash.
User avatar #201 to #196 - carnagejc (08/28/2012) [-]
Well that statistic is ridiculous considering how subjective it is.

You crash land on a mountain side in an airliner at around 500mph I guarantee you will not have a 96% survival chance.
#225 to #201 - killyojoy (08/28/2012) [-]
Well any half decent pilot will know not to crash land a plane into a mountainside at 500 miles per power. Even if they lose control they know to decrease their speed and look for flat ground.
User avatar #205 to #201 - massdubater (08/28/2012) [-]
i think what he means is that 96% of ways a plane can crash such as on water in a mountain on a highway in a plain are survivable
#244 to #205 - anon (08/28/2012) [-]
As Mark Twain said, and I heard at some ****** college visit, There are lies, then there are damn lies and then there are statistics.

Have a nice day,
Educated Anon
User avatar #209 to #201 - mylazy (08/28/2012) [-]
How subjective it is? It is a stat that recognizes all plane crashes between 1983-2000. Obviously it is objective. It was made by the National Transportation Safety Board.
User avatar #213 to #209 - carnagejc (08/28/2012) [-]
The chances of surviving a plane crash based on the factors of the plane crash itself and the chances of surviving a plane crash based on previous events are 2 completely different things.
#295 to #213 - anon (08/29/2012) [-]
No. It's 96% of ALL plane crashes. It's extraordinarily, ridiculously, obscenely rare for a plane to go down without anywhere at all to perform an emergency landing within gliding distance. All you need is a street, river, or even just a field. You can glide for miles after losing your engines.

You've been watching way too many movies if you think plane crash means running into a mountain or fiery explosions. A crash is just an unplanned, forced landing due to the inability to continue flying. It will be rough and bumpy as hell, but plenty survivable. You brace the way they tell you so your head doesn't bounce like a bobble head and give you a concussion or snap your neck.
#210 to #201 - atomicjohn (08/28/2012) [-]
he has a point you know ( gif sorta related)
he has a point you know ( gif sorta related)
User avatar #200 - seventucker (08/28/2012) [-]
well i thought seat belts was for turbulence i mean saw this guy nearly fall out of his seat one time on a plane when he didn't but his seat belt on when the seatbelt sign was turned on
#189 - anon (08/28/2012) [-]
Ive never ever thumb a picture on frontpage. But here you go, I love you.
User avatar #70 - cantfindausername (08/28/2012) [-]
If anyone can hijack a plane with Just nail clippers, I'd say they deserve that ******* plane.
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