An Air India plane was grounded by anti-terror police when a passenger was found carrying matches - to clean out his ears.
The flight from New Delhi, India, to Bangkok was stranded for four hours after Rashid Rehman was found trying to carry a box of matches onto the plane.
Tightwad Rehman, 32, told police he didn't use cotton buds because he could get matches for free at bars and restaurants.
"More than a hundred passengers were stranded because of this man's filthy habit. Well at least they didn't have to sit next to him while he was doing it," said one officer.