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Don’t You Know? Peanut Butter Is Definitely a Liquid

You might have thought the U.S. government was busy with other stuff. Like writing new dietary guidelines. Or defining what food is naughty or nice. Or perhaps even sorting out problems with bank regulation. Maybe so, but these folks can multitask, so now we have the final word on peanut butter – it’s definitely, certifiably a liquid. The TSA says so.

Adding Minutes to Life, Taking It Back in Security Lines

The joy of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich has sustained us through many trying times of travel. Pair it with a cup of coffee and we’re good to go. Even better, folks at Michigan’s school of public health say it will add 33 minutes to our lifespan.

Yeah, but the TSA might just take those 33 minutes back from you in security if you try to carry more than 3.4 ounces onto your flight. They really don’t grant exceptions if you promise to eat it before you fly. They say it simply:

“If you can spill it, spray it, spread it, pump it, or pour it, it’s a liquid.”

A bit more than those 33 minutes went to this subject on social media: 10 million views, 144 thousand likes, and many thousands of comments.

Gotta do something with that time we used to spend stressing over COVID.

To explore more about the liquidity of peanut butter, click here, here, and here.

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March 24, 2023

2 Responses to “Don’t You Know? Peanut Butter Is Definitely a Liquid”

  1. March 24, 2023 at 9:28 am, David Brown said:

    About 10 years ago, TSA rejected a half gallon of huckleberries in a transparent plastic container. We tried to send the fresh-picked berries to our daughter and family 2,500 miles away by way of friends traveling to Boston.
    By the way, don’t eat peanut butter every day like I did. https://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2014-10-03/article/42529
    Consuming too much linoleic acid can give one varicose veins.

  2. March 24, 2023 at 10:36 am, Angie Golden said:

    Thank you for this post. Some mornings I need to know something that will make my travel life easier hahaha as well as make me laugh a bit. I can depend on you Ted