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  • April 06, 2012 | 32 (# of comments)
    Hidden Compartments Found in Everyday Items: On the surface, the items looked like a bottle of water, a flashlight, an energy drink and a can of spray lubricant. However, each of these items had secret compartments. The flashlight compartment...
  • March 30, 2012 | 81 (# of comments)
    Book Starts Off with a Bang: This book must have received some poor reviews. It starts off with a bang and then it kind of hollows out and leaves you feeling empty. (See photo above) The gun was unloaded (no cylinder) and discovered at Honolulu (HNL...
  • March 23, 2012 | 36 (# of comments)
    Debrainer: I’m not sure what this is actually called, but I’m sure in the right hands, this implement of death is quite capable of extracting a brain. It’s like brass knuckles on steroids and it was found at Baltimore (BWI). Keep one on hand for the...
  • March 16, 2012 | 56 (# of comments)
    Grenade Photo Courtesy of U.S. ArmyPure Ecstasy: A passenger underwent a pat-down after opting out of the body scanner at Los Angeles (LAX). During the pat-down, our officer came across a bulky area and the passenger insisted it was nothing out of...
  • March 09, 2012 | 37 (# of comments)
    Nomadic Aquarium for People on the Go: A passenger was transporting live fish, eels and coral in their checked baggage at Miami (MIA). The passenger was attempting to transport 163 marine tropical fish, 12 Trachemys Scripta (red sliders), 22...
  • March 02, 2012 | 74 (# of comments)
    “Incoming” Flight: An inert 60mm mortar round used for training was discovered in the checked bag of passenger at El Paso (ELP). The passenger purchased it as a novelty and thought nothing of packing it in his bag. Gives a whole new meaning to “...
  • February 24, 2012 | 58 (# of comments)
    M557 Projectile Fuse: (See Pic) This is the nosecone fuse used with shells fired out of various guns, howitzers and mortars. Instead of having a detonator, it was filled with wax and used as a training device. Of course, we didn’t know that at first...
  • February 17, 2012 | 71 (# of comments)
    Paging Captain Ahab: Another spear gun was discovered in a carry-on bag at Newark (EWR). The passenger assumed spear guns were good to go. Nope.TSA Pre✓® News: TSA Pre✓® rolled out at Salt Lake City International Airport on the 14th!Trick up Your...
  • February 10, 2012 | 33 (# of comments)
    More Cannonballs: Two cannonballs and an antique firearm were discovered at Kahului (OGG). Now this song is stuck in my head.Fantasy Knives: Two knives (see photo) were discovered at John F Kennedy (JFK). These knives come in handy when slaying...
  • February 03, 2012 | 45 (# of comments)
    Cannonball: A cannonball was discovered in checked baggage at Ft Lauderdale (FLL). Nothing malicious here, just a diver who found the old projectile near a 1750-1800 era shipwreck. It was determined that the coral covered cannonball was explosively...

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