The TSA has become an unlikely star on Instagram, with a huge number of followers. Its' funny and educational posts are an effort to share what can and cannot be brought onto planes. The account has more than three million likes.
The TSA can be pretty bossy -- shoes off, laptops out, arms up, liquids: small amounts only. But the TSA can also be pretty funny, at least online, where its' Instagram account aims to show the agency's human side by posting a mind-boggling litany of items people try to bring on planes.
From post-apocalyptic fully loaded gas masks, to batarangs, guns and propane tanks, the TSA has seen it all. Even a dead body was screened in Atlanta. Don't worry, it's actually a movie prop and yes, it was cleared to fly.
Bob Burns, or Blogger Bob as he's known, runs the TSA's Instagram account. His endearing combination of weird items and corny captions have earned him two Webbie nominations, 750,000 followers, and the #4 spot on the Rolling Stone's list of must-follows, ahead of Beyoncé.
The TSA is also on Twitter, where from this command center outside Washington they offer up to a thousand real-time answers a day to more straightforward questions, like "Can i carry on this face mask?"