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tsa posts sad story of abandonded teddy bear hoax
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The TSA is hilarious. No really. When they aren’t making you take off your shoes, belt, and checking your loaded gun, they’re posting abandonded, sad-looking teddy bears on Instagram.

On their Instagram, which is usually reserved for weird weapons and laptops left at security, the TSA posted a picture of this abandoned plush bear, complete with sad backstory.

via Nini

They write:

Why does this gigantic teddy bear look so sad? He was abandoned by his owners at LAX after the airline and TSA determined that he was just too big to be screened as a carry-on and taken on the plane. It’s a good idea to check with your airline prior to traveling with overly large items as carryons. If you see this wayward bear strolling the streets of LA, please feel free to feed him.

Not only is "feeding the bears" terrible advice that will get you eaten, but also they're just gonna throw thing in the street? Not exactly. Because it’s 2016 and every sad story has a cynical addendum that leaves us questioning this whole humanity thing, this turned out to be a hoax.

They later updated their post to include:

After watching a YouTube video posted by the traveler, we’ve learned that he’s a popular YouTuber and this was a stunt to see if he could get the giant bear on the plane. He even made up a backstory that the bear was a gift for his girlfriend. The bear did not belong to a child. The passenger had actually bought a ticket for the bear. After the airline and TSA decided the bear was too large, the airline offered to refund the ticket and the traveler was given the option of checking the bear as checked baggage. The traveler opted not to check the bear and left it behind.

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Way to play with our emotions, TSA. Now, can I put my shoes back on.

H/T Mashable

tsa posts picture of over 70 laptops on twitter along with pictures of their guns
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Everyone in America knows that laptops grow on trees, and there’s no greater proof of this than the TSA’s massive collection of laptops.

The TSA tweeted last week that about 70 laptops — mostly expensive MacBooks by the looks of it — that were left behind at security. Whatever, these people will just walk over to the magic laptop tree and grab a new laptop.

People are regularly doing things like that. Mashable reports, “In a 2014 story, Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, California, reported that roughly 20,000 items, each priced at $500 or more, were left at checkpoints around the country. Those items eventually get sent to TSA's Virginia headquarters, while less valuable objects make their way to re-sale shops.”

If you’re one of the few people who cannot just walk over to the laptop tree and pick a new laptop, there are steps you can take. In addition to sending a message to the TSA on Twitter at or Facebook, you can call their Lost & Found. Just in case you forgot this thing. 

Clarksburg, MD, man showed up at a Dulles Airport @TSA checkpoint with this gun yesterday. Claimed he forgot he had his loaded gun with him. pic.twitter.com/cjwYkfIuEs

— TSAmedia_LisaF (@TSAmedia_LisaF) December 1, 2016

Or this

Or these things, which we hope someone said "You call that a knife" to.

Follow the TSA on Instagram for more pictures of weapons.

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An Orlando TSA agent refused to let this man fly after not recognizing his nation's own capital on his ID. Check out the full story here:

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ABC News reports that 381 TSA employees have been fired for stealing from passengers. They decided to do an investigation into the matter and ended up catching one TSA employee red-handed!

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If uncles don't use their nephews to test the limits of the TSA in the name of homeland security, WHO WILL?

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Don't Keep The Change of the Day: The TSA disclosed today that it had collected a total of $409,085.56 in coins from forgetful or neglectful passengers over the course of 2010.

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Follow Up of the Day: The TSA's infamous Blogger Bob finally got around to defending his agency's most recent overreaching scandal: Cupcake-gate.

In a post on the TSA's blog, "Bob" writes that Rebecca Hains' "Wicked Good Cupcake" was not "your everyday, run-of-the-mill cupcake," but a jar filled with "a thick layer of icing," which c

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Tasty Terror Threat of the Day: A Massachusetts woman says TSA agents at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas confiscated her cupcake because its frosting violated TSA regulations by being too gel-like.

"I just thought this was terrible logic," Rebecca Hains of Peabody told NBC News.

The Salem State University communications professo

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Weber said her mother, who is in "the

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Follow Up of the Day: The TSA's "Blogger Bob" has responded to the latest controversy involving a child being patted down by airport officials, saying the screening was reviewed and found to have been properly administered.

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