We recently wrote about Spirit Air and the Atlantic City International Airport getting an undeserved bad rap.

While this is fresh on my mind, I’m back to say the very same thing about the Transportation Security Administration, better known by the acronym TSA. I think they get a very undeserved bad rap, too.

I find TSA Officers to be very nice and very accommodating. They rarely get credit for being either.

And, while the TSA is fresh on my mind because of traveling this week, I want to share with you the Top 10 Most Unusual Discoveries by TSA Officers at various check points during 2021.

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Of course, New Jersey makes the cut! Not once, but twice!

Here is the Top 10 List of the TSA’s Most Unusual “Discoveries” of 2021 as follows:

1. Chainsaw at New Orleans International Airport. (Louisiana).

2. Wine Holder at Sacramento International Airport. (California).

3. Various Fireworks at Syracuse - Hancock International Airport. (New York State).

4. Machete at President Ronald Reagan - Washington National Airport. (Washington, D.C.)

5. Bear Spray at Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport. (Eglin Air Force Base).

6. Cleaver at Harrisburg International Airport. (Pennsylvania).

7. Firearm Buckle at Honolulu International Airport. (Hawaii).

8. Methamphetamine Burrito at Hobby International Airport. (Houston, Texas).

9. Pistol at Newark International Airport. (New Jersey).

10. Bullets in deodorant at Atlantic City International Airport. (New Jersey).

Here is a link to watch a TSA video of the Top 10 most unusual discoveries for 2021 list here.

SOURCE: United States Transportation Security administration (TSA).

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Going through TSA always makes everyone so nervous for many reasons. You don't want to get pulled aside and get some sort of crazy search done. But you also don't want them to throw out anything that you have in your bag. 

It's always hard to find out what can you get past TSA. According to Upgraded Points, you are allowed to bring over 400 things with you, some of which you probably had no idea you could bring with you. Here are things that you most likely didn't know you could get past TSA with no problem. 

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