NO LIQUIDS OR GELS OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED IN CARRY-ON BAGGAGE. ITEMS MUST BE IN CHECKED BAGGAGE. This includes all beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, tooth paste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency.Incredible.
I don't know what to say. I don't even want to know what the hell they are looking for. I doubt I'd believe them. This level of paranoia is so out there, it's like it's made up. And it is made up. All of TSA is some fantasy-land where they don't know what the hell the are doing, and dont want to admit you're not safe. Ever. Anywhere. That's life, no guarantees, which is why it's so valuable.
"But the plot in the UK was some liquid nitroglycerin..." you may say. Okay. Know how to properly dispose of NG? Me neither, but I can guarantee that this isn't the right way.
The TSA wand is not a fairy wand, folks. Don't give them that power.