Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Security Scanners & Exploding Fish

Herald Times [Bloomington, IN]
25 March 2009

Hotline: Exploding fish at Wal-Mart?

by Rebecca Robbins

Lift up your fish through ye mighty gates

QUESTION: Standing in the check out lane at Wal-Mart, I overheard a conversation between a cashier and a woman buying aquarium fish. The cashier told the woman not to take the fish through the scanner that deactivates the anti-theft devices, because it will cause the fish to explode and die. Apparently when leaving the store you should raise the fish over your head while walking through the scanners. Is there any truth to this? [...]

S.H., Bloomington

[Wal-Mart and the scanner manufacturer deny it.]