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Samurai swords and nun chucks: the craziest items the TSA confiscated, and Instagrammed

Aug. 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM ET

The TSA's Instagram account has become a social media phenomenon of sorts since it launched a little over a year ago, serving as a collection of some of the most dangerous and extreme items that people try to bring on planes, and that the agency seizes. 

This Labor Day, as people around the country are taking to the skies for one last summer vacation, Jenna Wolfe reports from The Orange Room just how crazy some of the items that the TSA confiscates really are.

Video: You might not believe what people try to bring on planes. From samurai swords and nun chucks, they’re all documented on the TSA’s Instagram account. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports from The Orange Room.

Below are some of the craziest things the TSA found, and Instagrammed:

Samurai swords:

Smartphones with knives:

A sword and nun chucks:

A throwing star:

And a grenade:


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