Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Explosive Fish Grounded

I read with delight on the BBC news website that several major airlines have now banned surströmming from being allowed on board and classified it alongside dangerous weapons like shoe bombs and firearms.

Couldn't agree more. Fish left to rot in a can for over six months is without a doubt a potentially explosive substance - particularly after it's been eaten.

By banning it British Airways and Air France (who for once are in complete agreement on something) are doing a great service to the rest of Europe by stopping the export of this disgusting delicacy.

Of course the chairman of the Swedish Rotten Herring Society doesn't quite see it that way.

According to the Beeb, he thinks the airlines should ban explosive bottles of champagne and smelly French cheese ahead of his beloved Baltic herrings.

In response I think the airlines should ban him from ever getting onboard one of their planes again. Gathering by the amount of surstömming he eats throughout the year he's probably both smelly and explosive enough to be considered a real danger to fellow flyers.


At 11:04 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now how do we get the Swedish government to ban the smelly horrid stuff?

At 7:08 am, Blogger Darren said...


Perhaps they should take the same line as they did with smoking - banning it on the grounds that 'passive' inhalation of surströmming fumes is a public health risk......?

At 10:03 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea! I'm sure we could find some obscure environmental study that calls surströmming and surströmming fumes a public health hazard...

At 4:47 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Explosing tins of fish? Come on! I ahve relatives that do surströmming and ahs done it for many years, it has never happened once. It's a myth, damnit!

At 5:28 am, Blogger Not Afraid To Use It said...

If I thought carrying a can of surströmming would keep any airline from routing me through Charles de Gaulle, I'd buy stock.


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