TSA’s Instagram Is the Best-Kept Secret on the Internet

The Transportation Security Administration sure knows how to make a mean Insta.

The TSA has a rep for being an intimidating, no-nonsense, and even downright scary bunch. Unsurprisingly, that’s why many travelers tense up at the thought of getting flagged while they’re going through the security line. (By the way, there is a way you can lower your chances of that.)

What you didn’t know is that TSA officials have a soft spot for Instagram, and their posts are as informative as they are hilarious.

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Most of their posts are screenshots of tweets sent to @AskTSA, where people send pictures of items they’re not sure whether they can pack. Some are reasonable requests.

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Others you have to see to believe.

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They also feature objects that have been confiscated from passengers, for obvious reasons.

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And occasionally, you’ll see the smart and adorable dogs that work side-by-side with their TSA humans.

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Regardless of the pic, you can always count on punny captions that put all other dad jokes to shame.

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TSA, keep on making the Internet—and our airports—a better place.

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