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Top-10 Craziest Items Ever Confiscated By The TSA

Ah, the TSA. We all love to bitch and moan about how they handle passenger security. It seems as if you can’t turn on the TV without seeing another lawsuit filed for screener mistreatment of passengers. But have you every wondered why they have to be so anal while they’re working their checkpoints? (Pun probably intended, but wouldn’t you have a chip on your shoulder too after your eighth cavity search of the red-eye shift?) Well, to quote a now-defunct mid-90s metal band (X-Cops), “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.” So, let’s give the men and women who work to keep the skies of our great country safe their due by listing the top-10 craziest items ever confiscated by the TSA. 

10. An inert tank round

9. Freddy Krueger gloves

8. Bear spray

7. Propane BBQ tanks

6. Flashbangs (stun grenades)

5. A meat slicer

4. An avalanche bomb

3. A chainsaw (filled with gas)

2. A bag of eels

1. A knife hidden in an enchilada 

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