Who Knew? The TSA Has A Sense Of Humor, Especially When Describing Crazy Items They’ve Confiscated.

It’s so important to find relief from the gloom of COVID-19, so finding that relief in the form of humor from a government agency is extra special.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is in charge of security in nearly 440 U.S. airports and, every day, confiscates intriguing items.

On the TSA Instagram account (998,000 followers), the objects run the gamut. The best part of the account, however, is the entertainment factor, with photos posted of the items accompanied by witty descriptions spiced with puns as well as information.

We’ll let the posts speak for themselves.


TSA wrote, “Holy Glockomole!?! Well…not exactly.

“This airsoft gun triggered our officers during security screening at Bradley International Airport (BDL). Although not a real firearm, airsoft guns are considered realistic replicas and must be packed in checked bags.”


“How are you supposed to play Stairway to Heaven on this? This passenger had a rockin’ idea of packing their shotgun in a guitar case. Luckily our officers were tuned in and stopped this solo act.

“…  So please, be a rock star and make sure to pack your unloaded firearms correctly. ” 

Metal cat with pointy ears

“Tabby or not tabby? That is the cat-ion.

“Today is #BlackCatAppreciationDay and we are here to help you avoid cat-astrophe next time you travel. We have a feline you’ve heard this before but in case you fur-got, weapons, like these cat eyes found at Albany International Airport last year, are not allowed in your carry-on bag. If you try, you may hear our a-mew-sing TSA officers say, ‘You’ve got to be kitten me!’

“Purr-haps you have more questions? Don’t get hiss-terical! Reach out to our claw-some team at AskTS … . We are paw-sitive they will be helpful!”

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