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We give the TSA a lot of flack for its screening process. But after the agency recently unveiled its top 10 catches of 2011, we can feel safer knowing our planes are gun-, knife-, explosive- and snake-free.

“Some are dangerous, some simply look dangerous and can cause major delays, and others are just plain weird,” the TSA‘s blog writes. Just plain weird is right. Check out the full list below in descending order:

10. Snakes, turtles and birds. (I can’t help myself: SNAKES ON A PLANE!)

9. A science project

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8. A Tactical Spike, a non-metallic martial arts weapon, found in a sock.