Zippo Understands When Your Lighter Just Doesn't Work Like It Used To

Zippo Understands When Your Lighter Just Doesn't Work Like It Used To

The Zippo lighter that Mark has carried around the world with him for the last 30 years just wasn’t working like it used to. (I would say that it “lost its zip,” but that’s a stale pun and The Consumerist is far too dignified for that kind of thing.) He theorized that the reason could be the off-brand flints and fuel that he purchased for it locally. Zippo’s representative agreed, and to test that theory, sent him some free genuine Zippo brand fuel and flints in the mail immediately. “You’re probably the ‘most-best’ company in the world!” Mark wrote back to them. [More]

TSA Agitated For Lifting Of Lighter Ban For Over A Year

TSA Agitated For Lifting Of Lighter Ban For Over A Year

The lighter ban’s lifting bodes well for the TSA become slightly less a giant waste of time and money, but did you know that they’ve actually wanted this for some time? In June, 2006, TSA chief Kip Hawley was quoted in USA Today as saying:

Here's A Great Idea: Non-Childproof Lighters That Look Like Toys

Here's A Great Idea: Non-Childproof Lighters That Look Like Toys

Reader “homer simpson” found these lighters at a Fred’s Super Dollar Store in his home state of Mississippi. The lighters are not childproof and are displayed next to the check out counter where kids can reach them. What a great idea. “homer simpson” writes:Every time i go there my 3 yr.

Can You Really Hijack An Airplane With A Belt?

Can You Really Hijack An Airplane With A Belt?

Edward writes:

TSA Wants Airline Lighter Ban Snuffed

TSA Wants Airline Lighter Ban Snuffed