19 Reasons The TSA’s Instagram Will Scare You S–tless

Samurai Swords? Batarangs? You won't believe all the crazy dangerous stuff they confiscate at airport security.

The Transportation Security Administration is maybe overcautious sometimes, like when they confiscated Lena Dunham’s cat-shaped key chain. Still, they’re doing their best to keep us safe, and the TSA Instagram account documents all the horrifying items that people try — and luckily, fail — to bring on planes. Here are 19 of scariest things that fortunately didn’t make it to takeoff…

1. Guns, lots of them

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Since the beginning of 2014, the TSA has found over 1,100 firearms in carry-on bags. Most of them were loaded, too. Eeeek!

2. Knuckle knives

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We hope these were for a makeshift Wolverine costume. Please be for a makeshift Wolverine costume.

3. A grenade hidden inside a STUFFED PENGUIN

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For cryin’ out loud. The grenade was inert, but still. What did the penguin do to deserve this defilement?!

4. Throwing knives

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Unless you’re from the “Divergent” Dauntless faction, throwing knives + moving transportation = not OK.

5. A samurai sword

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You know, in case you suddenly get the urge to play ninja 40,000 feet in the air.

6. Just your average hatchet

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No big deal or anything.

7. A horrifying knife/gun hybrid

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Can’t decide between a gun or a knife? No problem, you can have both!

8. Improvised Explosive Device training kit

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Nope. Nope. All the nopes.

9. Fireworks

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What could possibly go wrong?

10. A blade hidden inside a Scooby-Doo greeting card

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We preferred it when grandmas just gave cash.

11. The phone that helps you multitask

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Just be careful not to chop off your fingers while texting.

12. A perfectly normal meat cleaver

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Casual carry-on.

13. Authentic medieval mace

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Ancient weapons are still considered, y’know, weapons.

14. Stun gun disguised as a pack of cigarettes

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Not such brilliant camouflage considering the “no smoking” sign.

15. The worst watch in existence

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Turns out this was actually a novelty item. (The “novelty” is a lifetime in Guantanamo.)

16. A serpent cane sword thing

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This obviously belongs to Lucius Malfoy.

17. Batarangs

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Sorry, Mr. Wayne, but you’ll need to use your own plane for these.

18. Shuriken

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Also known as “discs of death.”

19. A “Game of Thrones”-style dagger

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OK for sailing to Westeros, not OK for flying in reality.

Are you traumatized yet? Before you consider never stepping foot on a plane again, meet some of the TSA canines that are catching some of this dangerous stuff…

Guiness from Tampa

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Bonnie from San Francisco

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Gunner from Anchorage

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And Missy from Kentucky

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She likes to be rewarded for her hard work with squeaky toys. Aren’t squeaky toys nice? Not like knuckle knives…?