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Toy Story Woody Doll's Tiny Toy Gun Confiscated by Heathrow Security

Just a few days ago, Heathrow Airport security successfully disarmed Woody of Toy Story fame; confiscating his 2.5cm, pistol-shaped piece of plastic, ensuring a safer tomorrow in the process. Read More >>

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Nude Bodies, Free Booze, Endless Radiation: An Ex-TSA Agent Tells All

Nobody likes the TSA. They slow you down in US airports. They pat you down. They take away your hard-earned things. Their tactics are questionably effective at making everyone resent them. It's easy to forget that the TSA is made up of real human beings like you and me being told what to do in the name of American national security. Read More >>

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All the Crazy Stuff People Tried to Bring on Aeroplanes Last Year

The USA's airline security service, the TSA, screened 638,705,790 passengers in 2013, and as we learned last year, if you look deeply within the possessions of that many people, you're gonna find some weird stuff. Tonnes of weird stuff. Here's a rundown of the craziest objects TSA found in 2013. Read More >>

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New Airport Screening Method May Finally End the Absurd Liquid Ban

Today, a large part of the reason we have such a limited on-board liquid allotment is that it's nearly impossible for airport security to tell the difference between liquids in-bottle. Michelle Espy, a Los Alamos Natinoal Laboratory physicist and MagRay project leader explains: Read More >>

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Guy Builds a Bomb Just With Stuff You Can Buy After Airport Security

Just in case you were still being fooled into thinking that the TSA is good for, well, anything, follow along with You Tube contributor Terminal Cornucopia as he constructs a home-made "FRAGGuccino" from stuff you can buy from airport terminal kiosks—you know the ones you can enter after passing through security. Read More >>

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Al-Qaeda Can Turn Clothes into Explosives By Dipping Them in Liquid

ABC News is reporting that al Qaeda has come up with a "new generation of liquid explosives" for a potential attack. The scary thing is that the bomb "would not be detected by current security measures". Even scarier is that a US official called the new method "ingenious". Well, then. Read More >>

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Idiot Tries to Wear Handgun-Shaped Heels Through Airport Security

Considering we live in an era where the possession of too much hand sanitiser is enough to strike fear in the heart of airport security, you'd think passengers would exercise a little caution when it comes to carry on items—you know, like leaving the gun-shaped paraphernalia at home. You'd be wrong. This past week, one LaGuardia-goer tried to pass through airport security in a pair of pistol-shaped high-heeled shoes. Read More >>

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Walk-Through Metal Detectors Were Invented to Catch Thieving Employees

Today we walk through metal detectors to get into courthouses, airports, and even concert venues. But back in the 1920s the first walk-through metal detectors weren't invented for finding weapons (or nail clippers), they were invented for searching would-be thieves. Read More >>

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US Government to Remove Naked-Image Scanners From US Airports

The Transportation Security Administration has announced that it will remove the controversial "naked image" body scanners from US airports because developers can't write software to make the images less revealing. Read More >>

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Your Smartphone Can Read Your Boarding Pass and Let You Know If You Will Face Any Security Checks

If you ever happen to be flying domestically across the United States, have a scan of your boarding pass barcode with your smartphone, as it could let you know if you have to go through any pre-boarding checks, which could potentially enable any traveller to bring unauthorised items on board. Read More >>

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Here Are the Crazy Things the TSA Has Found in 2012: Gassed-Up Chainsaws, Explosive Cannonballs, Bear Mace and More

If you've travelled to the US in the past few years, you would've encountered the Transportation Security Administration in airports. The TSA published a 2012 year to date report to reveal what the apocalypse year has brought through airport security and it's a doozy of bizarre weapons. Things like guns and bombs aren't enough anymore, the TSA finds grenade launchers, venomous snakes, gassed up chainsaws and more. Read More >>

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TSA Stops Stupid Teen Wearing a Purse With a Replica Gun On It

A 17-year-old pregnant teen lost her flight when TSA agents insisted she had to check her bag, which has a replica gun attached to it. For once, I'm going to defend the TSA: this girl is a naff arseclown. Read More >>

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