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The Most Insane Things Ever Confiscated By The TSA

Updated June 9, 2017 5.2k votes 748 voters 61.3k views20 items

List RulesVote up the weirdest things people have tried to bring on planes.

Since September 11, the FAA and TSA have gone to great lengths to keep airline passengers safe with strict guidelines for what not to bring on a plane. But even with those rules in place, there are still some crazy things confiscated by TSA agents. People do follow the rules for the most part, and airports are arguably safer now than they have ever been. However, some brazen flyers still attempt to bring weapons, drugs, and other potentially dangerous oddities with them through security.

The craziest things confiscated by airport security almost boggle belief. Sure, they've found hidden weapons - but would you ever expect someone to attempt to smuggle dead seahorses onto a plane? And that's not even the weirdest thing found by TSA agents. The honors might just go to a giant wooden mallet, or perhaps the stun gun disguised as a cell phone.

While there have been some cringeworthy TSA stories over the years, the organization has confiscated many troubling and bizarre objects, documented on their Webby Award-winning Instagram account. You may feel a little confused as to why anyone would travel with these particular items, but you'll probably also feel relief knowing that they landed in the right hands.

  • 1. Dead Seahorses

    Photo: TSA / via Instagram
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  • 2. A Bag Of Eels

    Photo: TSA / via Instagram
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  • 3. A Firearm Hidden In A Computer

    Photo: TSA / via Instagram
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  • 4. A Homemade Avalanche Charge

    Photo: TSA / via Instagram
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