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18 Nontraditional Things You Can Do In An Airport

Rushed to get to the airport early for Thanksgiving? Stuck on a two hour layover? Have no fear, there’s still plenty you can (technically) do.

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1. Join a pack of drug-sniffing dogs.

2. Write “time is relative” on a bunch of Post-It notes and stick them over the departures schedule.

3. Stage a reenactment.

Tell someone your country went into a civil war and you’ve been stuck in the terminal for months. Proceed to reenact the entire plot of The Terminal.
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Tell someone your country went into a civil war and you’ve been stuck in the terminal for months. Proceed to reenact the entire plot of The Terminal.

4. Shout: “Does anyone speak Elvish? It’s an emergency!”

5. Security Fun Tip #1:

Bring a water bottle full of Jell-O to security. When they say you can’t carry liquids, debate for hours over whether Jell-O is a liquid or a solid.
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Bring a water bottle full of Jell-O to security. When they say you can’t carry liquids, debate for hours over whether Jell-O is a liquid or a solid.

6. Ride the luggage belt.

Don't pretend you've never thought about it.
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Don't pretend you've never thought about it.

7. Order a round of Jamba Juices for everyone at your gate.

8. Find a South American soccer team ...

... and challenge them to a game of football. Pull out an American football and watch their minds get BLOWN.
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... and challenge them to a game of football. Pull out an American football and watch their minds get BLOWN.

9. Security Fun Tip #2:

Sew pennies in the seams of all your clothing. Go through security.
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Sew pennies in the seams of all your clothing. Go through security.

10. Shout: “Does anyone speak Esperanto? It’s an emergency!”

11. Security Tip #3:

Stand right next to the “If you pass this point, you must pass through security to come back” sign. Maintain eye contact with the security guard, and hold your leg right over the edge.
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Stand right next to the “If you pass this point, you must pass through security to come back” sign. Maintain eye contact with the security guard, and hold your leg right over the edge.

12. Get into a staring contest with a baby.

13. Make snow angels in the unclaimed luggage.

14. Find an Israeli and a Palestinian, and sit them down for peace negotiations.

15. Make modern art ...

... with scraps you find in the garbage. Sit at the end of a row of airplane kiosks and sell it.
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... with scraps you find in the garbage. Sit at the end of a row of airplane kiosks and sell it.

16. Security Fun Tip #4:

Come up with a bunch of terrible weapon-related puns. Tell them to a security officer. “I’m really GUNNING for a sandwich.”
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Come up with a bunch of terrible weapon-related puns. Tell them to a security officer. “I’m really GUNNING for a sandwich.”

17. Ask someone to watch your luggage ...

... Come back five minutes later, wearing a fake mustache and carrying a sack with a giant dollar sign on it. Grab your luggage and run!
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... Come back five minutes later, wearing a fake mustache and carrying a sack with a giant dollar sign on it. Grab your luggage and run!

18. Security Fun Tip #5:

When you are brought to an investigation room, spout off a bunch of terrible hijacking-related puns. “That plane’s in great shape. I bet it was a STEAL.”
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When you are brought to an investigation room, spout off a bunch of terrible hijacking-related puns. “That plane’s in great shape. I bet it was a STEAL.”

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