Novelty suitcase stickers go viral
A pair of Vancouver entrepreneurs have taken the notion of making a suitcase stand out on the luggage rack to a whole new level.
The stickers make it appear that the suitcases have been ripped open to expose either stacks of money, cocaine, an abducted flight attendant or a case full of sex toys.
The pair operate a website that sells novelty items called thecheeky.com.
Hart said he got the idea while observing people watching nearly identical bags circling the carousel at Vancouver International Airport.
"You know they're just standing there like zombies just looking at these things," he told CBC News.
When a friend blogged about the stickers last week, the story went viral and orders began pouring in from Russia to Brazil.
The pair are now working on a sticker design that will simulate a suitcase full of illegal elephant tusks.
But they advise caution that the stickers could catch the attention of airport security.
"It's like go ahead, try it if you want, but you're probably going to get a rubber glove up your bum," said Hart.
Transport Canada, which is responsible for airport security, is aware of the stickers and currently working on a response.