TSA airport confiscated

TSA airport confiscated

Airport anxiety is a real thing. It may not have a special scientific name – let’s call it why-is-this-queue-moving-so-slowly-aphobia – but it’s definitely a real thing. You see people panicking all the time when they’re in the airport about to travel.

Airport anxiety is the reason there’s always that slightly tense atmosphere around the departure lounge, and why people insist of joining the giant queue for the flight as soon as they start boarding, rather than just waiting till the end and strolling on last.

One place where the anxiety really kicks in for many people is during airport security. This is when you’re forced to put your shoes, belt, bags, iPads, ears, fingernails and underwear in a tray and walk through an x-ray machine to make sure you don’t have a bomb hidden somewhere like your lungs.

TSA airport confiscated 1

TSA airport confiscated 1

Everyone is rushing. Everyone is getting in each other’s way. Is it all really necessary? Well, let us let you in on a secret. Yes. It is freakin’ necessary, because some people actually do try and bring some truly preposterous stuff on their aeroplane.

Over in America, where guns are a thing, this gets particularly bad, as you can imagine. That’s what has made the Instagram account of the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, one of the most interesting on the web. The stuff they confiscate is absolutely bonkers.

TSA have racked up a smooth 367,000 followers with their pictures of items they have seized at airports around America, and let us tell you, some of them are ludicrous. Who is seriously trying to bring a grenade through in hand luggage?! And that’s not even the worst of the lot...

1) An Anti-Tank Weapon

https://instagram.com/p/vqlAP6l90C/?taken-by=tsa

2) A Snake

https://instagram.com/p/vXF1ecl9_j/?taken-by=tsa

3) A Hatchet

https://instagram.com/p/qWz3JXF91s/?taken-by=tsa

4) A MK 2 Hand Grenade

https://instagram.com/p/oo9tWDl9_d/?taken-by=tsa

5) Martial Arts Throwing Stars

https://instagram.com/p/pFffVcF93c/?taken-by=tsa

6) A Practice Suicide Bombing Jacket

https://instagram.com/p/pNNxCil933/?taken-by=tsa

7) A Meat Cleaver

https://instagram.com/p/pKnTdWl9xH/?taken-by=tsa

8) A Spear Gun

https://instagram.com/p/pU4yGKl95X/?taken-by=tsa

9) A Load of Gun Stuff

https://instagram.com/p/pfK8XaF99N/?taken-by=tsa

10) A Hollowed-Out Book With Two Throwing Knives

https://instagram.com/p/qSiSWqF988/?taken-by=tsa

11) A Smoke Grenade

https://instagram.com/p/qfc9_hF9zx/?taken-by=tsa

12) 80 Pounds of Marijuana

https://instagram.com/p/qz2KErl94W/?taken-by=tsa

13) More Gun Stuff

https://instagram.com/p/rDAJUOl9-c/?taken-by=tsa

14) Grenade Looking Hot Sauce

https://instagram.com/p/sBPFgoF96x/?taken-by=tsa

15) A Samurai Sword & Bow and Arrow

https://instagram.com/p/sJAkv4l99B/?taken-by=tsa

16) A Cane Sword and Nunchucks

https://instagram.com/p/sOTeCCF98B/?taken-by=tsa

17) A Literal Cannon

https://instagram.com/p/ujhEqyF94z/?taken-by=tsa

18) 92 Pounds of Marijuana

https://instagram.com/p/vrq1nrF9x4/?taken-by=tsa

19) A Mortar

https://instagram.com/p/wMnS1dF9_K/?taken-by=tsa

20) Another Smoke Grenade

https://instagram.com/p/wPXMyqF9-Y/?taken-by=tsa

21) Live Eels

https://instagram.com/p/xnFiu3F99x/?taken-by=tsa

22) A Large Antique Sword

https://instagram.com/p/yx2X5hF94Y/?taken-by=tsa

23) A Chihuahua

https://instagram.com/p/z5SV1Nl99n/?taken-by=tsa

24) A Human Skull

https://instagram.com/p/0IkWFKl985/?taken-by=tsa

25) Yet Another Smoke Grenade

https://instagram.com/p/0wAtdPF99W/?taken-by=tsa

26) Loads of Throwing Stars

https://instagram.com/p/06djfNl9zd/?taken-by=tsa

27) Another Practise Explosive Vest

https://instagram.com/p/0_WZDFF98J/?taken-by=tsa

28) Another Grenade

https://instagram.com/p/1JnseQl91e/?taken-by=tsa

29) This Loaded Gun

https://instagram.com/p/14X8EMl9_f/?taken-by=tsa

30) ANOTHER Live Smoke Grenade... Seriously?!

https://instagram.com/p/2WrXkml94T/?taken-by=tsa

31) Oh Come On. Really? Again?

https://instagram.com/p/2ovtQOl962/?taken-by=tsa

32) An Anti-Tank Projectile

https://instagram.com/p/3KY2OEl9-0/?taken-by=tsa

33) Pretty Standard By This Point

https://instagram.com/p/3jxNt7l9_k/?taken-by=tsa

34) A Fake Bomb Aid

https://instagram.com/p/4pvsePl99R/?taken-by=tsa

35) Two Birds

https://instagram.com/p/47lPQjF98z/?taken-by=tsa

36) An Old Military BAZOOKA

https://instagram.com/p/5fsZ3El9-f/?taken-by=tsa

37) This is Getting Out of Hand

https://instagram.com/p/6oERgbl90t/?taken-by=tsa

38) Moooooore Axes

https://instagram.com/p/79CSzOF90r/?taken-by=tsa

39) And More Guns. Obviously

https://instagram.com/p/9J7oWHl97a/?taken-by=tsa

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