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7 Things the TSA Confiscated, Then Put on Instagram

The Transportation Security Administration’s Instagram account might be the government’s best internet presence. From weapons to bear repellant to farm tools to more weapons—seriously, there are so many knives—we scrolled through the TSA’s account for some of the more bizarre and hilarious things the agency has seized at airport gates lately.

For future reference, “Batarangs” should be left in the Bat Cave

Even if the ninjas at the flea market have a great sale 

One man’s trash is another man’s live World War I explosive 

Bear-ter safe than sorry (Sorry!)

I’m not sure why you’d bring this into the cabin of an aircraft. I mean… if there is a bear on the plane, he bought a ticket same as you. Would you want a bear to walk up to your seat and spray you with mace? Doubtful… Now if you’re out in the forest and he’s trying to steal your pic-a-nic basket, that’s a different story. All varieties of mace are not allowed in carry-on property. Mace can be packed in checked baggage, but bear mace canisters usually exceed the allowable volume of less than four ounces. it also must have less than a two percent active ingredient of either CS or CN. It’s best to purchase the bear mace at your destination. This canister of mace was discovered in a carry-on bag at the Seattle – Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

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Satan’s fidget spinner, enough said

“If you find yourself needing to travel with your sickle, please toss it in your checked bag.” 

Better luck next time  

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