20 Of The Most Insane Things People Have Tried To Smuggle Through Airport Security

Airports have super-strict security measures for a reason. Typically, that reason is so that people can’t bring anything dangerous – explosives or weapons, for example – onto an airplane. But every now and then, it’s also because certain individuals attempt to carry all manner of insane things onto their flights – from live animals to a collection of severed heads. And whether through brazen ambition or sheer stupidity, these 20 would-be smugglers pushed their luck past its limits. Certainly, they’ll certainly make you think twice before questioning airport security again.

20. Venomous snakes

Even the filmmakers behind the glorious B-movie Snakes on a Plane probably didn’t realize how inspirational it would be. Yes, in 2007, a year after the Samuel L. Jackson-featuring thriller hit theaters, a passenger hauled the dead bodies of 30 poisonous snakes from South Korea to Atlanta. What’s more, all of them had been squeezed into glass receptacles in his baggage. Another classic case of life imitating art…

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