Today’s tidbits come from some of the social media notices shared by the folks at Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
First: On its @askTSA site, TSA is answering questions from Star Wars fans heading to a Disney park to visit the Galaxy’s Edge attraction.
People are curious about how TSA will deal wtih some of the out-of-this-world souvenirs, like “thermal detonator” coke bottle souvenirs.
TSA says don’t try putting these ‘thermal detonator’ soda bottle souvenirs in carry-on luggage. Athough they’re filled with soda, they look like something else.
And that’s why they say those items should be put in checked bags.
TSA also shared the winner of its National Dog Day Cutest K9 contest. Congrats to Alfie!
And, as it does most every week, TSA reported the number of firearms found in carry-on bags at airport checkpoints in the previous week.
Between August 19 and 25, TSA officers found 69 firearms in carry-on bags.
That tally is actually on the low end.
But, of the 69 firearms discovered in carry-on bags last week, 59 were loaded and 23 had a round chambered.