What do grenades, eels, snakes, and ninja throwing stars all have in common? That’s right, you guessed it! They’re all things that passengers tried to bring on the plane with them, only to have them confiscated by Transportation Security Administration employees.
A fun fact that you probably didn’t know about the TSA is that it uploads lots of photos of the strange items its employees confiscated onto its Instagram account. A surprising amount of people think that it’s alright to smuggle in prohibited items like explosives (such as home-made bombs meant to literally cause avalanches) and weapons (like axes, cleavers, and even… keyblades).
We’ve collected some of the weirdest items that the TSA took away from passengers for your enjoyment. So scroll down, upvote your faves, drop us a comment below, and remember to follow the rules about what you can and most definitely cannot bring on a plane. After all, we wouldn’t want anything similar to Snakes on a Plane to repeat itself in real life, would we?
This Image Is An Inert Replica Of A Laptop Bomb. What Looks Like Cereal In The Baggie Is Actually Inert Dynamite Flakes
An Erie International Airport (Eri) Tsa Officer Let The Cat Out Of The Bag This Week. Literally. And The Cat’s Name Is Slim
Most of us have stories about how we or someone close to us saw weird things going on at the airport. That includes emotional support pets like ducks or ponies. And incredibly awkward situations involving mistaken identities that accidentally lead to long-term relationships.
There’s something about the idea of flying that makes people lose their common sense and have their heads up in the clouds. The worst part? It’s not isolated to the stuff people pack.
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Listen, We Know You’ve Been Rambling On Ever Since You Lost Your Girl So Fair In The Darkest Depths Or Mordor, But Your Sword Needs To Be Packed With Your Checked Luggage
What We Can Tell You Is That Chainsaws Are Not Permitted In Carry-On Bags
In fact, some individuals can be an absolute horror to fly with. Both for other passengers and the flight crew. For instance, some passengers love leaving a mess. And one passenger even left a dirty diaper in their seat pocket. Yuck. Yuck, yuck, yuckity yuck.
Agent Flynn Has Had It With Snakes On Planes, And Our Officers Prevented A Young Ball Python From Flying The Friendly Skies This Past Sunday
You Won't Have A Beautiful Day If You Try To Bring This "Lipstick" Through Airport Security
Large Organic Mass Turned Out To Be A Bag Of Moose Nuggets (Or Feces, Droppings, Excrements, Etc.) That The Passenger Was Taking Home From Their Alaskan Adventure
While another time, a plane had to turn around and head back to the airport because someone took a very, very smelly poo. I’d love to be joking right now. But this is serious.
According to the BBC, the captain of the plane actually made an announcement about the “pungent smell” due to the “liquid fecal excrement” in the toilet. The plane turned around after 30 minutes of flying and headed back to the airport. The next available flight was 15 hours later.