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TSA asks passengers not to carry battle-axes on planes

Hey all you wannabe Vikings, your weapons, even replicas, need to be packed in checked luggage.

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

Certain things might seem self-evident to most of us. You don't tug on Superman's cape. You don't spit into the wind. And you don't take a battle-ax, no matter what it's made of, into the passenger cabin of a commercial airplane.

The Transportation Security Administration's sassy Instagram account has been quiet for a few days, but was back in fighting form on Friday, sharing the above photo of a replica battle-ax an unidentified passenger wanted to carry on a flight. 

Simmer down, ye wannabe Viking warriors. The TSA shot down any hopes of slicing open a Diet Sprite from the flight attendant's cart, noting that even though the weapon was a prop and made of soft material, it needed to be packed in checked luggage. The post also joked about the photographer's foot, because that is toe-tally funny.

Followers of the account has some sharp replies.

"'It's sort of like a nerf,' will be my new excuse for everything," wrote rooaary.

And a user going by the name infinity_dong_ (!) had a "Game of Thrones"-related response, writing, "Just in case there are White Walkers on the plane."