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    I must have an explosive personality.

    I meant to post this here and accidentally posted it in the Commuter forum. It may be more fun in foo.

    I work at a nuclear plant. So, part of my morning ritual to get in the gate is walking through an explosive sniffer then a metal detector and a hand scan to get in the full body turnstile.

    The last 4 days in a row I have set off the explosive sniffer. It is an automatic pat down and search of all of your belongings. It happens to me at least 2-4 times a month. The guards are use to it happening to me so they don't get as alarmed now but I still get the funny looks. They tell me it is probably something in my shampoo, soap, fabric softener, deoderant... I think it is my explosive personality or I may spontanously combust one of these days. I am going to bring in all the above mentioned items and send them through it so hopefully I can find and eliminate the cause.

    Has anyone else had something like this happen to them? I am not the only one that it alarms on a lot
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    Quit using puchuli. Hippies...
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    Perhaps your ride past a site where they manufacture/use explosives or components that a sniffer would mistake for explosives. Try a completely different route for a while and see if that helps.

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    Quit using fertilizer for aftershave.
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    Wearing the same clothes you used at the shooting range?

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    drinking too much prune juice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    Wearing the same clothes you used at the shooting range?
    That's caused more than one full security scare for airports in Aus. Shooters are rare here, and security don't assume that people have been using firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinn-X View Post
    drinking too much prune juice?
    What??

    I don't drink it. But how, why???

    My route varies morning night and day to day. 5 days this week I have set the alarm off. 3 of the days I drove my truck 2 days on the bike. I have a few guns and love shooting but I have not done so in at least a year.

    I don't know what puchuli is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusboh View Post
    That's caused more than one full security scare for airports in Aus. Shooters are rare here, and security don't assume that people have been using firearms.
    Its probably an urban legend, but I heard of a soldier flying back from Iraq who was put on the no-fly
    list because explosives residue was detected on his combat boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_young View Post

    I don't know what puchuli is.
    It's
    'patchouli'

    an essential oil and is often used in perfume.
    or to cover the scent of pot.
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    It's
    'patchouli'

    an essential oil and is often used in perfume.
    or to cover the scent of pot.
    I thought it was just used by hippies as a shower substitute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    I thought it was just used by hippies as a shower substitute.
    that too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Hippies are explosive. Ironic.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Hippies are explosive. Ironic.
    I am not

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1 View Post
    I am not
    correct on both counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    correct on both counts.
    I am a hippie, but am not explosive.

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    you just proved my point, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I spent an hour and half with security last night trying to fiqure this out. We think it is either in the Purex laundry detergent or Suavitel fabric softener. My wife swears she hasn't used the fabric softener on anything I wear since this has started. But I bet it is still being used on my whites. Either way if you use the above be careful before going to an airport.
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