When Rolling Stone announced its picks for the 100 best Instagram accounts, some were shocked to find that the TSA came in fourth place -- even beating out Beyoncé -- but if you scroll through its feed, it's not hard to see why. The account is both informative and entertaining. Here are 10 things we learned through the TSA account.
They’ve found everything from knives hidden in pill bottles to razor blades concealed in the insole of a sneaker.
You can look up the phone number for the desk at each airport online.
Pro-tip: Tape a business card to your laptop with your name and phone number. This way, TSA can at least try to reach you before you board your flight.
From food and firearms to sporting goods and knitting needles, the TSA has a list of prohibited items on their website that is frequently updated.
Don’t feel bad when you see these canines wearing their “do not pet” vests -- they’re working to keep everyone safe.
However, you can pack them in your checked bags. Packing guidelines can be found here.
Contact your airline about its individual policy as it relates to bringing live bugs on its aircraft.
These security lanes have already been introduced in Atlanta, Newark Liberty, and Chicago O'Hare with the goal of cutting down on time spent in line.
The agency even has a video of the Top 10 Most Unusual Checkpoint Finds -- Hello Kitty pistol, anyone?