The craziest items people tried to bring on planes in 2014


Because if Red Sox pitching great Curt Shilling can't even remember to stop his son from bringing fake grenades on the airplane, there's NO hope for the rest of us, the TSA held a refresher course last week at New York's JFK Airport to remind travelers about all of the things that common sense should tell them NOT to take on board. You know, like ammunition, and nunchucks, and, well, toy grenades, naturally.

And since we all couldn’t be there in person to take copious notes, here’s a short-list of some of the items.

"Credit card" knife

Various tools


Bottle opener

Toy sword

Blood-splattered toy chainsaw


This "artwork"

Fake grenades


Household liquids

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.