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Here Are the Craziest Ideas to Speed Up TSA's Security

Jul 29, 2014

While the TSA ramps up its security checkpoints, it's also boosting lines and wait times. That's why the agency is crowdsourcing the most creative ideas for the "next generation checkpoint queue," dangling a $15,000 prize for the best suggestions. But just because entrants are asked to “apply a scientific and simulation modeling approach" hasn't discouraged more casual ideas from floating on around on social media.

In fact, some believe the solution may be much simpler:

https://twitter.com/sotweetethJerel/status/494101871846379521

Others took the dismissive route, too:

Some flyers took the opportunity to express their frustrations with TSA:

Another user appeared frustrated, but a different kind of frustration:

Meanwhile, ideas targeted burdensome passengers:

https://twitter.com/jerrydelkins/status/494126231894237188

https://twitter.com/Votre_Altesse/status/494132671572738048

Some ideas were more realistic:

And others less so:

But if security is all about checking belongings, there's one method that's foolproof:

Then maybe, after all, this is the future of airport security:

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