Employees get the pleasure of enduring a completely different set of torturous tasks and bizarre experiences, though. So, when a Reddit user asked, "Airport security personnel, what is the weirdest thing you have seen inside the passengers' luggage?" TSA agents and airport employees everywhere were ready to spill their secrets.
Lawnmower engines or scooter engines in their carry-on baggage. - drbluetongue
My child once packed a ziplock full of sand in her suitcase. Turns out on X-ray this looks like a bomb. Also turns out her sand was full of rotten seaweed and tiny little (dead) sea creatures. Opening that bag was like the bog of eternal stench. Three airports we hauled that damn bag through, and then I made her throw it away. - PotsPansAmsterdam
It was me. I found a taxidermy chicken on a trip, and had to buy it. Then I had to get her home. Well, she wouldn't fit in my suitcase, so I had to carry her in my arms. It was a really busy travel day, and that chicken amused EVERYONE.