Cannonballs, samurai swords, chastity belts: Items found at TSA checkpoints in 2012

By Megan Garber

January 14, 2013

The Transportation Safety Administration is not merely a government agency. It is also a kind of real-time library, tracking the human folly that plays out at some of the human folly-est places there are: airports. Now, the TSA has released information from a year's worth of checkpoint-monitoring ... and the information it has presented is, unsurprisingly, folly-filled. (Among the objects confiscated from passenger luggage: cane swords, bottles of gunpowder, and "more inert grenades than you would ever imagine.") 

Here are some of the TSA's takeaways -- some of them literal -- from a year's worth of airport screenings and confiscations:

Read more at The Atlantic.


By Megan Garber

January 14, 2013

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