Say What?!: 13 Extreme Examples of What Not to Take to Airport Security Checkpoints

Nearly 2 million passengers pass through TSA airport security checkpoints every day. Some of them are packing an incredible assortment of deadly, dead or living but banned carry-on items.

TSA screened more than 432 million checked bags, 1.6 billion carry-on bags and 12.9 million airport employees in 2015, intercepting an average of 7 firearms daily at 236 airports. A record 2,653 guns were found in carry-on bags – 83 percent of them loaded. Then there were the knives, batarangs, hand grenades, artillery shells, human remains, hidden live animals, Klingon bat’leths, or wedding favors labeled “TNT” and designed to look like explosives. Plus the unknown – stuff TSA does not catch. They miss a lot, apparently (see below).

UPI lists 13 of the craziest TSA security checkpoint seizures found.

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