Ho hum. Now we have the thermos flask terror threat to go along with the shoe bomber threat, underwear bomber threat, Christmas tree bomber threat, etc. etc.

What’s next? The dental floss terror threat? The paper cut terror threat? The horror. The horror.

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By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:48 PM on 24th December 2010

U.S. authorities said drinks containers like Thermos flasks (above) could be used by terrorists on flights

American anti-terror chiefs have warned airlines to prepare for possible attacks involving Thermos flasks during the Christmas holiday.

They warned passengers to be extra vigilant if travelling during the festive period – although no specific details of the new tactics were revealed.

President Barack Obama, who is in Hawaii with his family, has also ordered U.S. security services to be on heightened alert.

It follows last year’s attempt to blow up a passenger jet by a terrorist who had sown an explosive powder into his underwear.

The timing of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s Christmas Eve effort on board the Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit was reminder that holiday periods are ripe moments for attacks.

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