So I'm not really surprised to read in USA Today that while the TSA screeners are busy throwing out your 6 oz. bottle of shampoo, they're missing the real safety threats:
Security screeners at two of the nation's busiest airports failed to find fake bombs hidden on undercover agents posing as passengers in more than 60% of tests last year, according to a classified report obtained by USA TODAY.
Screeners at Los Angeles International Airport missed about 75% of simulated explosives and bomb parts that Transportation Security Administration testers hid under their clothes or in carry-on bags at checkpoints, the TSA report shows.
Among the explosives missed by the TSA screeners:
• Detonator and explosives hidden in briefcase lining
• Inert explosives inside CD players
• Fake dynamite and timer in toiletry kit
• Phony plastic explosive and battery inside hollowed-out book
But remember, they pulled me aside for my granola bar! You can read more here.