Men eat 30kg (66lbs) of oranges to avoid airport fees

And they got mouth ulcers as a result...

10w ago

We have all been in that situation: you arrive at the airport and customs say that you cannot bring your food or beverage onto the plane. In other cases, you cannot fly with overweight belongings or else you will have to pay a heavy surcharge. The latter is exactly what four Chinese men recently discovered at Kunming Changshui International airport when they tried to bring along 30kg of oranges.

They were informed by customs that they would have to pay a fine of 300 yuan (£34 or $46 USD) if they wanted to bring their citrus goods onto the plane. Did they return home with the oranges or donate them to a nearby store? Of course not, they did what I would have done: eat them all. “We just stood there and ate the whole thing up, it took about 20-30 minutes", one of the men stated. “We never want to have any oranges again".

It's easy to see why these men would not want to throw away 50 yuan worth of good produce and waste it in the trash; credit to them for being resourceful. Unfortunately however, the men suffered mouth ulcers from the citrus and will not be having oranges any time soon...

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Comments (8)

  • I wanna know what the hell were the four of them doing with 30kg of oranges right before boarding a plane...?😂

      2 months ago
    • I thought they were just vitamin C addicts but thankfully has given a rational explanation 🍊

        2 months ago
  • big oof

    It's Spring Festival Migration (春运) season and people all want to go back to their hometown, and they bring a lot of goods when they do so.

    According to this poor dude he bought all these oranges as a gift to his family. And welp, rules are rules.

      2 months ago
    • That makes sense and it sounds like a lovely, citrusy event. I wish these dudes shipped those oranges home rather than ate them all :(

        2 months ago
    • That'd cost ¥300 which is 6 times the price of those oranges. Most people wouldn't want to spend that money.

      There're too many restrictions on air traffic and many people are still not aware of that. There are also many working class people...

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        2 months ago
  • No colds for them then??

      2 months ago
  • :)

      2 months ago