Can You Spot the Contraband in These Airport Baggage X-Rays? – `ALEX DAVIES 12.22.15. . 7:00 AM


1 / OF 16 . Caption: Can you spot the contraband in this x-ray? SIMULSCAN Gallery Image SLIDE: 2 / OF 16 . Caption: Pliers, like screwdrivers and wrenches, aren't allowed in carry-on baggage in the US, unless they're under seven inches in length. SIMULSCAN Gallery Image SLIDE: 3 / OF 16 . Caption: Can you spot the contraband in this x-ray? SIMULSCAN Gallery Image SLIDE: 4 / OF 16 . Caption: This is just a toy gun, but the TSA bans "realistic replicas of firearms" in carry-on bags. Gallery Image SLIDE: 5 / OF 16 . Caption: Can you spot the contraband in this x-ray? SIMULSCAN SLIDE: 6 / OF 16 . Caption: Remember, no more than 3.4 ounces of liquids or gels per container. This is a jar of body cream. SIMULSCAN Advertisement SLIDE: 7 / OF 16 . Caption: Can you spot the contraband in this x-ray? SIMULSCAN Gallery Image SLIDE: 8 / OF 16 . Caption: This knife should be pretty easy to spot.  SIMULSCAN Gallery Image SLIDE: 9 / OF 16 . Caption: Can you spot the contraband in this x-ray? SIMULSCAN Gallery Image SLIDE: 10 / OF 16 . Caption: Along with "cutting and thrusting weapons," the TSA bans pocket knives. SIMULSCAN Gallery Image SLIDE: 11 / OF 16 . Caption: Can you spot the contraband in this x-ray? SIMULSCAN SLIDE: 12 / OF 16 . Caption: You can just see the handle of this gun.  SIMULSCAN Advertisement SLIDE: 13 / OF 16 . Caption: Can you spot the contraband in this x-ray? SIMULSCAN Gallery Image SLIDE: 14 / OF 16 . Caption: Knives aren't allowed, "except for plastic or round bladed butter knives." This is neither. SIMULSCAN Gallery Image SLIDE: 15 / OF 16 . Caption: Can you spot the contraband in this x-ray? SIMULSCAN Gallery Image SLIDE: 16 / OF 16 . Caption: Sorry, no aerosol cans of hairspray allowed. SIMULSCAN Related Galleries  MadMaxFuryRoadImmortan The Best Movies of 2015 (According to WIRED)  Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (PC, Xbox One): In the best of all possible worlds, this game would herald the return of local multiplayer, sitting on the couch, bonding with a buddy over a screen full of lights and adventure. Take control of an adorable pilot in an adorable galaxy full of love and also laserbeam-shooting frogs, steer a ship that looks and handles like a sliced mango, and try to save love itself. You can't go this ride alone, though; bring along a trusty pet helper, or, ideally, plug in that second controller and enlist the help of someone you trust. With the power of friendship, not even the meanest baddies in this or any spacetime can stand in your way.---Jake Muncy The Best Games You Might Have Missed in 2015  bw-speaker-featured We Pick the Gear of the Year, From Phones to Drones  Gallery Image SLIDE: 1 / OF 16 . Caption:

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The TSA has a long list of things you can’t bring onto a commercial flight these days. Scissors. Cigarette lighters. Car airbags. Pool cues. And of course, guns, knives, bombs, and other weapons.

If you’ve taken a plane (or follow the TSA on Instagram), you’ve probably wondered how the airport security officers who scan carry-on bags watch for all those threats simultaneously. You’ve probably pondered how well you’d do the job. And—admit it—you’ve craned your neck to peek at their screens, trying to suss out the contents of someone else’s carry-on.

Here’s your chance to take a closer look: The gallery above includes eight x-ray images of luggage, each containing contraband of some sort, including firearms (some real, some fake), knives, and, most devious of all, excessive liquids and gels.

Simulscan, an Italian company that offers computer-based x-ray screening training, provided an inside look at the screening process when it gave us these photos. CEO Roberto Sergnese was a security expert at Continental, PanAm, and American Airlines before starting the company. He says becoming adept at checking luggage for contraband requires answering three questions: What are you looking for? What does it look like? What does it look like in an x-ray image?

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