The LG Travel News Roundup: Cupcakes Confiscated at Airport

Weekly Travel News — By on December 30, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

Cupcake Threat
Cupcake Confiscated at Airport

A cupcake was recently confiscated from a female traveler at the McCarran International Airport under the explanation that the icing on top is similar enough to a gel-like substance. The woman, Rebecca Hains, pointed out that earlier that month she carried on board several cupcakes in an airport in Boston and believes confiscating her cupcake is a breach of civil liberties. Source: Huffington Post

Washington Monument Cracks

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake earlier this year has left the Washington Monument vulnerable to more damage due to the cracks seen immediately after the quake. The 127-year-old monument is believed to be susceptible to rain. The good news is that Congress has recently set aside $7.5 million for the repair of the monument. Source: MSNBC
Roman Pillar Collapses
A pillar was found to have collapsed in an ancient Roman villa dating to the 2nd century BC in Pompeii. The Loreius Tiburtinus villa, a UNESCO Heritage site, is located near Naples in South Italy. The pillar, which is believed to have been damaged by poor weather, was 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) high. Source: Yahoo News
15-Year-Old Sets Climbing Record
15-year-old Jordan Romero has become the youngest person in the world to successfully climb to the summit of the seven tallest mountains on the seven continents. Romero most recently successfully climbed Mt. Vinson in Antartica. Previously, the young boy climbed Mt.Kilimanjaro in Africa at the age of 10 and Mt.Everest at the age of 13. Source: Huffington Post

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