Man Passes Self Through Airport X-Ray

Fed up with being forced to repeatedly walk through a metal detector even though he wasn’t carrying any bombs, a man decided to find an alternate way to get through airport security.

When he emerges out the x-ray machine to protesting security workers, he throws his arms up like, “what, you just saw my insides, what are you gonna do about it?” and walk away while the guards ineffectually gesture after him.


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  1. GyroMight says:

    If they would have turned the xray machine on all that radiation beaming through his body probably would have given him super powers.

  2. SonarTech52 says:

    When reading this, for some reason.. Real Men of Genius ran through my head…

    Mr. Xray yourself at the airport guy…

  3. minjche says:

    I really hope this is fake.

    • Quake 'n' Shake says:

      I suspect as much. There are very few people in line behind him, and I really doubt that those humorless TSA prigs who often work the security check points would let him walk away like that. I think this was a bunch of employees making a viral video.

    • sonneillon says:

      It looks old, back before 9/11 where they didn’t even pretend to give a shit.

  4. humphrmi says:

    Ah, an oldie but a goodie.

  5. Muddie says:

    I’m calling B.S. on this one.

    • evilrobot says:

      Who stands around taking video of airport security waiting for shit to go down?

      The BS is indeed stinky.

      • Rachacha says:

        Find me an airport where one would be allowed to stand around and take video of the screening process.

      • Skyblacker says:

        What if the person holding the camera was travelling with Mr. XRay? Then he could have gotten a heads-up to whip out the cell phone camera. Maybe the camera guy knew that Mr. XRay had problems with metal detectors and Mr. XRay told him, “If that thing beeps on me one more time…!”

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  7. Torgonius wants an edit button says:

    No video of the beatdown? :sigh:

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  9. CyGuy says:

    he may have a metal implant, and there may be a language barrier preventing him from explaining this to the security. But still, you would need an expert to explain whether the level of X-rays is that harmful.

    Since they drastically reduced the power of X-rays back in the 80’s so people could pass their photographic film through most of the time without an issue, I expect the power of the machines is less than people routinely experience in the 50’s and 60’s when being routinely checked for tuberculosis. Plus, he looks old enough that any potential of sterility wouldn’t concern him much.

    • perkonkrusts says:

      My MIL comes over from Europe every year. Her passport expires at death, so there’s no expiration date, just the word “death” in her language. The guys at Homeland Security either don’t have translators or never have them available, so they ask her what it means in English. She leans back, closes her eyes, and crosses her arms across her chest. They still don’t understand.

      • koalabare says:

        Tell her to slide a finger across her throat, then roll her eyes up towards the back of her head while closing her eyelids and stick out her tongue.

        • CarnivorousPETA says:

          …and subsequently get tackled out of nowhere for making threats to a government “agent”.

        • UCLAri: Allergy Sufferer says:

          Or she could just learn the word in English.

          I learn a few words in any language when I travel to a new country. It’s not really that much of a burden.

    • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

      I worked scanning packages for a time. IIRC, according to the state guy who certified our machine (which is the same make/model many airports use), there is not radioactive stuff in the machine, it generates the xrays. Also, even if all the shielding wasn’t there, like it all disintegrated, the amount you could be exposed to was extremely small, small enough not to effect you for the small tile he was in there. Also, many have sensors inside, so if someone sticks a hand/something too large in, it turns the machine off.

  10. Stickdude says:

    If you carefully watch him climb out of the machine, it’s clear that the belt isn’t running.

  11. Harry_Greek says:

    Upon inspecting the x-ray video, the man was actually a pinata filled with candy goodness. The airport security then beat him until he split open and poured out all that deliciousness.

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  13. ahecht says:

    I have a hard time believing the X-Ray operator wouldn’t hit the big red E-Stop button as soon as the guy hopped on the belt. Honestly, if you sat near a big red button for hours every day, wouldn’t you jump at the chance to finally press it?

  14. PsiCop says:

    Re: “When he emerges out the x-ray machine to protesting security workers …”

    Isn’t “out the” a feature of urban grammar? Ben be tryin’ ta be hip, yo.


  15. SJPadbury says:

    Obviously staged, as there doesn’t appear to have been anything note-worthy going on when the video starts, so why else would he have been recording it?

    • tsukiotoshi says:

      Well since the article said repeatedly I thought maybe someone start filming as the guy became agitated and had to keep going through it.

      But you know, fake also works. I still find it amusing.

  16. quirkyrachel says:

    He happened to have a camera on him when he decided to do this?

  17. Happy Tinfoil Cat says:

    Aha! He was packing titi monkeys!

  18. Warren - aka The Piddler on the Roof says:

    Obviously staged. One man’s 15 seconds of Internet fame.

  19. common_sense84 says:

    Now that man is a hero.

  20. dg says:

    If he really did this, he’s a complete moron. Too much x-ray exposure for me – and now he’s probably sterile (FTW!) and has probably screwed up other body parts… Might get cancer as a result of being a complete nitwit…

    … and they let THIS guy on the plane? Geezus… talk about security theater…

  21. Plasmafox says:

    He probably has a metal implant and got sick of people strip-searching him every time he flies.

  22. bigtxpapa says:

    Glad to know that foreign screeners are more ineffectual than here in the US.
    Gotta give the old man credit though for trying!

  23. StarVapor says:

    He’s lucky that some trigger-happy TSA agent having a bad day, didn’t shoot first and ask questions later.

  24. dougp26364 says:

    Obviously fake. Camera’s and video equipement are forbiden in security area’s.

  25. SassySoy says:

    why dont they make all of us do that? No like seriously, being able to see the shape of everything your wearing is better than just knowing that you don’t have anything metal on you.

    Then of course, there will be the person that doesn’t want someone looking at their junk… :/

  26. banmojo says:

    obviously this will not be ‘put up with’ in today’s ‘don’t joke with us about anything’ TSA attitude. FAKE