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The TSA’s Instagram Account Documents All The Juicy Items Confiscated At Security

America’s TSA never fails to entertain us with their bizarre practices. And they’re entertaining us all over again with their Instagram account (yeah, they actually have one). Being the social media guru for the TSA must be a fun and yet weird position. Fun because you get to immerse yourself in social media all day, but weird with the stuff you have to post.

Take a look at these pictures below—it’s the stuff TSA agents find in carry-on luggage each and every day. This makes me ask two very different questions: Are these travelers crazy? And, where exactly can I get my hands on a pair of throwing knives?

Is there any real need for TSA to have an Instagram account? It’s a little bit excessive. If people haven’t got the message yet about what not to take on a flight, then they should be catching the train!

Via Instagram

A handgun and bullets were found by TSA agents at the airport security check.
A knife was discovered under the insole of a shoe at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport
This axe was found by TSA agents.
This bullet and gun knife was found at Yuma International Airport.
A comb knife was found in carry-on luggage.
Ninja stars found by TSA agents at security.
A Swiss army phone cover was confiscated by TSA.
A pen knife confiscated by the TSA.
This weapon was found in a carry-on bag at Chicago Midway Airport.
A smartphone taser found at a security point by TSA agents.
Throwing knives found at a security point by TSA agents.

About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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