Books on a plane!

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With books currently banned on flights out of the U.K., many international travelers are in for a long, boring trip. Fortunately, there is a workaround. Desperate readers can make their own books — something we here at Blurb are huge fans of — and print them onto a scarf or even a T-shirt, as this post on BoingBoing suggests:

If you’re not a high-level politician or multimillionaire, you can’t bring books or magazines on flights out of the United Kingdom. But you are still allowed to wear clothes on planes, and the rules don’t say anything about forbidding clothes with text on them. So why not print books (from Project Gutenberg, or ones that have been released under a creative commons license) onto iron-on transfer paper and put them on a very long piece of cloth.

Personally, I find the thought of having to endure a long flight without any reading material way scarier than a bunch of snakes on a plane. That’s why I’m glad to note that books are not currently on the TSA’s list of forbidden items. If you’re traveling from the U.S. you can still enjoy your in-flight reading materials the old-fashioned way.

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