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February 26th, 2016
Episode 365 of 489 episodes
When you go to another country, be sure not to bring something you shouldn’t. Find out why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:40 Explanations: 3:57 Fast dialog: 17:36 Christina: What is the holdup? There are cars backed up for half a mile. Harry: I bet the border patrol is looking for smugglers. Christina: Do you really think so? I wonder if there could be a drug mule in one of these cars carrying illegal drugs. Harry: It might be drugs, but it could be any kind of contraband. I’ve heard that there’s a problem with gunrunning and other kinds of arms trafficking across these borders. Christina: Maybe they’re looking for people trying to sneak into this country without permission. Harry: Or they could be looking for people trying to import exotic species without permission. Christina: What kinds of exotic species? Harry: Plants and animals that aren’t allowed to be brought into this country, at least not without quarantine. Christina: Plants? You mean like these herb plants I bought? Harry: I doubt if they’re prohibited. Wait, you can’t leave the car! Christina: What if this is contraband and they catch me with it? Harry: They’ll confiscate it and send us on our way. Christina: Are you sure? Harry: Sure, I’m sure. They’d be much more interested in the bats I’m smuggling in my pants anyway. Christina: What?! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse