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Airport Dice

Roll a 2 or 3, get searched.
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No danger of "racial profiling"; everyone who steps up to the security gate rolls two dice while their bags go through x-ray. If the total is 2 or 3 (approximately 8%), then a full search is performed.

If the alert level is raised, the airport can raise the search exemption number to 4 or 5.

phundug, Nov 27 2006

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       Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase in craps
"Let 'em ride!"
zen_tom, Nov 27 2006
  

       I like it, but what if a terrorist was also a dab handed magician? He could use slight of hand to swap the dice with his own loaded ones, allowing him to always get a double 6.
jtp, Nov 27 2006
  

       True, they'd have to be official noncounterfeitable government dice.
phundug, Nov 27 2006
  

       I'd probably carry a Monopoly board under my arm just to get things going.
skinflaps, Nov 27 2006
  

       You're still allowed to carry Monopoly boards on to planes?
hidden truths, Nov 27 2006
  

       And people who appear nervous about the outcome would be searched.
zeno, Nov 27 2006
  

       I don't think its random "they" just tell you it is. I've been flagged 3 out of the last 3 times I've flown and no, I don't fit any common profile. My luggage did swab positive for explosive residue a couple of years ago I was told that can be caused by some sunscreens.
pydor, Nov 28 2006
  

       But in your case, [pydor], they are trying to ascertain whether you are smuggling any undeclared ivory on this flight. It must be the tell-tale dye on your fingers.
jurist, Nov 28 2006
  

       Sp: sleight   

       Unless, of course, the magician does indeed have one hand slightly smaller than the other...   

       Obligatory WIFRT - When I first read this I thought it was about souvenir fuzzy dice with the airport's designation letters on it. The pilot could hang them in the cockpit of the plane, but I'm not sure where because there's no rear-view mirror. (At least not in any aircraft cockpit I've seen)   

       When I last left Las Vegas I was smuggling some undeclared dice, but they weren't made of ivory. And I don't remember seeing the official noncounterfeitable government dice logo on them, either.
Canuck, Nov 28 2006
  
      
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