Let’s face it. Air travel has become a lot more difficult since the TSA was created in 2001. The TSA and their rules can sometimes seem sort of silly, but based on the list of items seized by the TSA below, it seems like they may be doing some good after all.
Nice Eiffel Tower replica… No. Wait! It’s actually just a sheath for a huge dagger.
Someone attempted to get these finger spikes through the security gate at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Loaded firearms are actually quite a common A loaded firearm discovered in a carry-on bag at the Austin – Bergstrom airport in Texas.
Whoever tried to carry this into Indianapolis International Airport (IND) was definitely up to no good. The contents of a checked bag included 30 electric matches, a bag of potassium chlorate, a bag of titanium powder, and a suicide vest.
An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) training kit discovered in checked baggage at the Honolulu airport.
This smartphone case that doubles as a knife was discovered at Boston Logan International Airport.
A League of Legends pendant. Looks like it could do some dammage.’
Samurai sword found in a carry-on bag at Boston Logan International Airport.
Ok. This is just plain odd. Human skull fragments in clay pots at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport FLL. Turns out the passengers had just purchased the clay pots and had no idea about what they contained.
A stun gun/brass knuckles combo
Throwing knives discovered in a carry-on bag at Chicago OHare.
A throwing star with six folding blades discovered in a passenger’s carry-on bag at the Las Vegas airport.
These throwing stars and throwing knife were all discovered in carry-on bags, various airports
Two billhook knives with 10-inch blade – from a carry-on bag at the McAllen Miller International Airport
Bonus Infographic: Firearms Seized by the TSA Last Year
An astounding 2,212 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at airport checkpoints across the US. 1,835 (83 percent) were loaded.