Unbelievable Items Seized by the TSA

Unbelievable Items Seized by the TSA

Unbelievable Items Seized by the TSA

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.

Eiffel Tower replica Knife

Nice Eiffel Tower replica… No. Wait! It’s actually just a sheath for a huge dagger.

finger spikes and wrist bracelet/holder

Someone attempted to get these finger spikes through the security gate at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

A loaded firearm

Loaded firearms are actually quite a common A loaded firearm discovered in a carry-on bag at the Austin – Bergstrom airport in Texas.

suicide vest

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)

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) training kit discovered in checked baggage at the Honolulu airport.

A smartphone case with knife

This smartphone case that doubles as a knife was discovered at Boston Logan International Airport.

A League of Legends pendant

A League of Legends pendant. Looks like it could do some dammage.’

A samurai sword

Samurai sword found in a carry-on bag at Boston Logan International Airport.

human skull fragments

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 smoke grenade.

Smoke grenade.

Stun gun - brass knuckles combo

A stun gun/brass knuckles combo

Throwing knives

Throwing knives discovered in a carry-on bag at Chicago OHare.

A throwing star with six folding blades

A throwing star with six folding blades discovered in a passenger’s carry-on bag at the Las Vegas airport.

Throwing stars and throwing knife

These throwing stars and throwing knife were all discovered in carry-on bags, various airports

Bat Man brass knuckles

Bat knuckles

10-inch blade billhook knives

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

firearms discovered in airports 2014 infographic

An astounding 2,212 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at airport checkpoints across the US. 1,835 (83 percent) were loaded.