Grenades, Swords and Birds Stuffed in Socks: Welcome to the TSA’s Instagram Account


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When Rolling Stone ranked “the 100 best Instagram accounts” last month, it went with some obvious choices—celebrities such as Beyonce and Taylor Swift, and Internet-famous animals like Marnie the Shih Tzu. And then there was No. 4: the Transportation Security Administration.

After two years on Instagram, the TSA, the security provider for the country’s transportation systems, has cornered the market on showing users the weird, “prohibited items” fellow travelers try to sneak through security at the airport. There’s swords. There’s grenades. And, during a pat-down in one airport, birds were found—alive—shoved into a sock.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/grenades-swords-and-birds-stuffed-in-socks-welcome-to-the-tsa-s-instagram-account-20150728