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10 Weirdest Things Seized by the TSA in 2017

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Here’s a fun transition from the work week to the weekend — the TSA released their annual Top 10 Most Unusual Finds for 2017. There were fewer grenades this year, and a few more things that seemed obviously illegal (wait til you see this year’s #1). For reference, last year’s #1 was a fake corpse.

Top 10 Items

10) Face Tenderizer (Carry-on Bag) – Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)

9) Aggressive Odor Eater (Checked Bag) – Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

8) Pointy Fidget Spinner (Carry-on Bag) – Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)

7) Grenade Art Thing #1 (Checked Bag) – Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

6) Lonely Throwing Star (Carry-on Bag) – Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)

5) Scythe (Carry-on Bag) – John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA)

4) Satan’s Pizza Cutter (Carry-on Bag) – Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

3) Bone Knife (Carry-on Bag) – Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI)

2) Replica Rifle Umbrella (Carry-on Item) – Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)

1) Festively Wrapped Narcotics (Checked Bag) – Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Las Vegas and Los Angeles is a surprise, but wonder what was going on in Milwaukee. 🙂

A good rule of thumb if you’re worried about having things confiscated by TSA is to avoid anything that looks like a firearm, a bomb, a bullet, or a knife, even if it’s fake.

And of course you can always check the TSA website for specific items, though as they point out, the TSA officer has sole discretion about what you can and cannot bring through…

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