Love them or hate them, employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have a pretty tough job. Not only are they tasked with keeping us safe while we travel, they encounter lots of kickback. But some of the things they find during searches will leave you scratching your head.
You'd think there wouldn't be any problems. The list of prohibited items for travelers is pretty extensive, even including items such as fireworks, box cutters and knitting needles. But it looks like some people never got the memo. Here are 10 of the craziest items the TSA has confiscated.
1. Grenades, lots of them
These are just a few of the inert grenades that were discovered in checked and carry-on bags last year. So what’s the big deal if it’s inert? First off, we don’t know it’s inert until explosives professionals take a closer look, and that takes time and slows down the line. It can even lead to a complete shutdown and evacuation. Anything resembling a bomb or grenade is prohibited from both carry-on and checked bags.
Here's a scary fact. You never know what might be flying with you on a plane. Although these grenades are inert, they still cause problems. Explosives professionals must determine whether or not these items are dangerous, which means finding one of these in a checked or carry-on bag could delay the flight, or even lead to a complete shutdown.