Date: Mon Jan 05 2004 - 06:58:27 EST
> The names of six passengers were similar to those of terrorist suspects
> provided by the FBI, prompting the French government to halt the flights, the
> official said on condition of anonymity.
So that's why the astronauts on the first Apollo moon-landing had to officially
go through customs when they got back; the name "Michael Collins" matched one
on a list the British had given the Feds in the 1920s and they thought they'd
better hold him up a bit while they could check him out... (on a similar note,
don't bother trying to travel anywhere if you are nicknamed "Jackal", as far as
I can make out there isn't a criminal or terrorist organisation in the world
that doesn't have a member using that handle).
Jon Hanna (neither the psychedilic counter-culture journalist, the Christian-
rock journalist, nor the classic car salesman of that name, nor the Scottish
actor John Hannah - just pointing this out should any of those people become
involved in terrorism).
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