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The 5 Most Ridiculous Things Confiscated at TSA Checkpoints in March

March 31, 2018
10 min read
The 5 Most Ridiculous Things Confiscated at TSA Checkpoints in March
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Spring is upon us! It's time to whip out your shorts, take your allergy medicine and buy all the flowers you can. Before packing up for your spring vacation though, make sure those pills and flowers are TSA-approved (and legal). And don't forget to pack your knives and guns in your checked luggage — those items are never allowed in your carry-on!

1. Stick a Spork in me, I'm done

As if the spork wasn't already an engineering feat itself, this fork/spoon/knife combo sent everyone at TSA into a tizzy after it was found in a passenger's carry-on. TSA agents found this "tactical spork" at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) and had to confiscate this nifty utensil. This passenger might've starved when he got home without his tactical spork...if only he'd remembered to pack it in his checked luggage.

2. Dude, That's Not What Getting Baked Means

This passenger at Anchorage International Airport (ANC) thought he could outsmart TSA by throwing his goods in a microwave oven and checking the package. This plan was only half-baked because authorities found the bag and were forced to call the police. According to federal law, anytime TSA agents find marijuana in any capacity they are forced to contact law enforcement.

3. (Dead) Bugs Can('t) Fly

Dead bugs cannot fly, physiologically speaking. But dead bugs can fly on aircrafts. This smart-traveler tweeted TSA to see if her husband's bug collection was TSA-approved. They are, indeed, and they are allowed as a carry-on item. It is, after all, a bug's life.

4. Pills for that Stabbing Pain

We've said it once, we've said it one million times. Knives are never allowed on any aircraft, even if you're hiding it in your vitamins. This passenger at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) thought he could trick TSA with his iron supplement, but joke's on him — that knife will remain in the possession of TSA.

5. Guns, Guns and More Guns

2018 has been a record-breaking year, already, for the number of guns TSA has confiscated at security check points. Between March 19-25, TSA discovered 79 firearms in carry-on bags. 71 of those guns were loaded and 24 had a round chambered. As a reminder, firearms are never allowed in carry-on baggage. They are, however, allowed in checked bags and following proper protocol with your airline. As an additional reminder, carrying a firearm through a security checkpoint will hold up the line, which will cause delays, and do you really want to be that guy?

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