The 5 Weirdest Things Confiscated At London City Airport

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The 5 Weirdest Things Confiscated At London City Airport

Whether it's shampoo, deodorant or a can of coke, nearly all of us have had something confiscated at the airport.

Now, London City Airport has revealed the strangest and most common things it's ever had to take off passengers. Turns out the two are not mutually exclusive:

On average, two pairs of fluffy handcuffs are confiscated from City Airport every month. The rumours about business travellers are all true.
These potato forks never made it to the fondue party they were intended for. The tragedy of it.
Oh London City Airport, how COULD you?
Snow globes are the most-confiscated item: approximately 12 get picked up during security screenings each month, with 50% of those passengers murmuring "Rosebud" as it's confiscated.
Whether or not the horse snuck on the plane, we don't know.

As for the strangest thing of all — or at least the most enticing — the airport once confiscated £40,000 in cash. Unfortunately, there's no image of this. But we're sure you can picture it. Treat yourself and picture £50k.

Last Updated 13 May 2016