Heathrow Airport Security Confiscate "Pass The Bomb" Game from Mother

By James O Malley on at

When packing for a holiday to Spain, try not to pack a children's game called "Pass The Bomb", which comes complete with an Acme-style toy bomb.

Kate Reilly found this out when trying to head to Alicante with her two kids for a break. The game was confiscated when passing through Heathrow Terminal 5 - because security said that it could be a bomb. So she had to, umm, pass the bomb over to the authorities. Apparently she won't be reimbursed for the cost of the game.

According to the Daily Mail the game features an electronic bomb which must be passed between players charged with guessing the information on the cards, before the bomb "explodes".

Apparently when going through security, she joked saying "Is this okay?", and officials told her to her surprise that it wouldn't be. "I was laughing because it was so ridiculous. It's madness", she is quoted as saying.

We can't help but wonder if it might have been a sensible move on the part of the security officials. Who would want to be the person to wave it through and risk falling for a new Al Qaeda strategy where its weapons are really super obvious to the point of irony?