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What not to say at the airport
"There are two pounds of C-4 in there, be careful ..."
—a passenger joking while checking bags at the Lubbock, Texas, airport. He was arrested and the airport was closed for two hours.


33 guns were seized at all U.S. airports, July 19–25

24 were loaded

8 were loaded with the round chambered

9 were unloaded


A selection of strange objects seized at U.S. airports since 2011
Chastity belt, live cannonball, 240 live fish swimming in four checked bags, gun in a hollowed-out book, 17 1/2-inch sword hidden in a cane, pistol in a potted plant


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