The Transportation Security Administration had a good year, at least if "good year" is defined as scoring enough oddities to keep eBay busy for a lifetime.
Among Business Insider
's "21 Craziest Things the TSA Found
" in 2012 is a walking stick with a stun gun attached, a cannonball, and a deceptive grooming device known as a "lipstick knife" (you get the idea). Here are some of the other notable items confiscated by the Feds' airport centurions in the past year:
. In December, a rocket launcher packed in a checked bag at Pittsburgh's Latrobe Airport.
. In November, a wrist watch with "all the components [to make an] improvised explosives device" discovered at Oakland International Airport.
. In July, a rusty machete confiscated at Denver International Airport.
. In June, an old bazooka round picked up at the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport, which caused five flights to be delayed and a temporary evacuation of the baggage area.
. In March, bags of marine animals including 163 tropical fish and eels handed over to the US Fish and Wildlife Service at Miami International Airport.
The TSA maintains a blog documenting its finds, which you can peruse here
. Some of the pieces frankly belong in a museum, as a great archaeologist once said
Via Business Insider