Employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) told about the unusual things that they confiscated from air passengers last year, according to Travel and Leisure.
The unit, created in November 2001 after the terrorist attacks that occurred two months earlier, usually finds and seizes travelers, weapons, narcotic substances, dangerous and explosive substances.
Last year, at Syracuse Hancock International Airport in New York, one of the passengers tried to bring a small shark into the cabin in a can of water. The agents were not surprised by this fact; questions were raised about the chemical composition of the liquid — it was considered dangerous, so the live cargo was seized.
The air security service also took away a slingshot, marijuana in bottles with shampoo, a book with knives hidden in it, sparklers, and a smoke bomb from tourists.