Toothbrush shuts down world’s busiest airport

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Dr. Bicuspid

“A passenger’s electric toothbrush is being blamed for a security alert that wreaked havoc at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta…”

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The warning is “traveler beware” if you travel with a bettery operated toothbrush.  One turned on by accident in someone’s suitcase in the Atlanta, GA airport and ended up shutting down the airport and train terminals there.  Security officers noticed the sound of the vibrating brush and, unable to quickly determine the source, shut down the terminal for an hour to investigate.

Dr. Rodney Chowning, General Dentist, Denton, TX