Why are we not surprised that a man caught riding a baggage claim carousel at the Des Moines International Airport did it 1. on a dare and 2. perhaps while under the influence of alcohol? No charges have been pressed yet but security frowns on people riding the moving belt, especially as it goes through the secure area where bags are loaded. [via the Des Moines Register]
When you’re sleepy and/or drunk enough, any large flat surface can seem like a pretty nice place to take a nap. In an airport, though, there are some places that you should avoid. Like the raised platform with the conveyor belt on it that says “BAGGAGE CLAIM” above it. Comfy as it may seem, this is not an optimal napping spot. Because it might start moving after you’ve fallen asleep. And take you under an X ray machine. That’s what happened to a Norwegian tourist at Rome’s Fiumicino airport, who took a nap and went for an exciting ride.