If It’s A Severed Head, I’m Going To Be Very Upset
If you’re planning on taking a severed head on vacation this summer, just make sure it’s “properly packaged, labeled and declared”.
At least if that severed head is that of Jeremy Bentham, an English philosopher who died in 1832.
The TSA runs an AskTSA that lets travelers find out what is and isn’t allowed through security. Some inquiries are stranger than others like the person who was “wondering if it’s OK to bring this mummified head of Jeremy Bentham as a carry-on item. Thanks!”
The head is on display at the University College London Institute of Archaeology, so it probably isn’t going anywhere soon, but if you have your own severed head you’d like to take on a plane make sure to @AskTSA.
Have you ever debated about whether or not you can pack a certain item in your checked or carry-on bag? Like the mummified head of #JeremyBentham for example… Fret no more! Now you can simply snap a picture and tweet it to @AskTSA or send it via Facebook Messenger and our team will get back to you promptly with an answer. If you’re a regular follower of this account, I’m sure you can think of many situations where it would have behooved somebody to send us a picture first. And that’s not all. Contact us about any TSA related issue or question you might have. We can even help you with TSA Pre✓® issues. We look forward to answering your questions, 8am-10pm ET weekdays; 9am-7pm weekends/holidays. #AskTSA #TSATravelTips