March 21, 2023

Officers for the Transportation Safety Administration see lots of stuff within the carry-on baggage of passengers. A few of it’s simply high quality for folks to tackle the airplane with them. Different gadgets, equivalent to baseball bats, meat cleavers, and even Magic 8 balls, falls on the prohibited gadgets.

So do knives, weapons, and different gadgets which are clearly weapons. But folks attempt to sneak that stuff by on a regular basis. In truth, even earlier than the tip of December, TSA discovered a document 6301 firearms in carry-on baggage at airports. Greater than 88% of these firearms had been loaded.

Some vacationers neglect they’ve a knife, gun, or another prohibited merchandise of their bag. Others know precisely what they’ve packed and go to inventive lengths to attempt to get prohibited gadgets previous the checkpoint undetected.

Essentially the most outrageous gadgets find yourself on the annual checklist of TSA’s Prime 10 Catches.

This yr, the checklist has some whoppers, together with a gun discovered stuffed inside a uncooked hen at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), gun elements inside a peanut butter jar at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and a knife inside a laptop computer at Richmond International Airport (RIC).

Right here’s the complete 2022 checklist, in a corny video put collectively by TSA.

The company has been doing this year-end round-up for some time. And our favorites are nonetheless the early ones hosted by the late Blogger Bob” Burns. We’ve included his 2016 round-up beneath.

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