How to get silly string overseas
February 2, 2007 1:29 PM   Subscribe

Anyone know any way to send cans of Silly String overseas?

The post office won't touch it (obviously) and neither will any package carrier - since it's aerosol. It's possible to send it on the ground to the coast perhaps, but I haven't found any private carriers willing to fly into, or near, a war zone. Anyone know of any outfits that might be able to pull this off?
posted by Smedleyman to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total)
For those who don't know why Smedleyman wants to send Silly String to a warzone --

Not So Silly String In Iraq.
posted by ericb at 1:37 PM on February 2, 2007

After reading this article about Marcelle Shriver the woman who collected them for her son in Iraq, it turns out she got a private pilot to fly them over to Iraq. The article says her cans of silly string were supposed to be sent in January. Maybe you could google some info on her and see if there is another collection set up.
posted by NoraCharles at 2:09 PM on February 2, 2007

Ok, does anyone know why the Army doesn't just arrange to have this stuff brought over?
posted by Merlyn at 2:41 PM on February 2, 2007

Merlyn - because it is not SOP to use silly string.
posted by bh at 3:45 PM on February 2, 2007

I've been thinking by ship. But maybe Shriver's pilot....hmmm..
posted by Smedleyman at 9:06 PM on February 3, 2007

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