[QUOTE=TheFlyingCamera;1562471 My shoes, however, must have some piece of metal in the soles because they made me take them off and not only ran the shoes through the X-ray, they wanded the bottoms of my feet to be sure.[/QUOTE]

You can thank Richard Reid for that - Some airports will even scan sandals just in case you might have put a bomb in the soles.

The one that really takes the biscuit is Stansted where the goons insisted on scanning a belt made of 1" webbing with plastic fittings...