Rocket Blower Confiscated by TSA Because it ‘Could Fly Like a Missile’


In today's daily does of anger inducing inanity by the USA's TSA, they confiscate a photography rocket blower because it can fly like a rocket. Read more after the jump!

Nowadays, everyone knows how downright ridiculous the TSA’s policies are, but Canon Rumors forum user Surapon recently got a taste of just how delusional they really are.

Rocket blowers are small rubber accessories that force air through a nozzle to blow dust off your camera and lenses. The TSA aren't fans of said rocket blower but this new incident takes the cake.

On his way home, the TSA agent inspects his bag and sees the rocket blower and asks “can it fly like a rocket?”. In a state of disbelief, Surapon wasn’t able to answer immediately, the blower was thrown away because, “if someone put gun powder inside this Rocket Blower, it can fly like a missile.”

There are no words. So for Lomographers out there traveling to the USA, we’d advice you to leave the rocket blowers at home.

Information for this article was sourced from Peta Pixel

written by cruzron on 2013-12-19 in #lifestyle #news #photography #tsa #stupid #rocket-blower


  1. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    Yes, stupid! They can ban stuff like this, or grandma with knitting needles, but we can't profile some guy coming through and really acting like he's up to something. My America is dying, although I'm doing my best to save it.

  2. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    ...? How safe can you be when they are THAT dumb?!

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