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U.S. Contraband

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Taryn Simon, Strange Cargo at Kennedy Airport - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

These images are from a set of 1,075 photographs — shot over five days last year for the book and exhibition, ‘‘Contraband’’ — of items detained or seized from passengers or express mail entering the United States from abroad at the New York airport. The miscellany of prohibited objects — from the everyday to the illegal to the just plain odd — attests to a growing worldwide traffic in counterfeit goods and natural exotica and offers a snapshot of the United States as seen through its illicit material needs and desires.
Dried guinea pigs? Cow-hoof bottle? :shock:
 

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I just looked up cow dung toothpaste (because I am sooooooo interested) and came across this:

According to the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), cattle dung in India has a fuel value equivalent to 35 million tonnes of coal or 68 million tonnes of wood. An estimated one-third of the dung, amounting to some 300 million tonnes, is used as fuel in rural houses. Another 340 million tonnes go back to the soil as organic fertilizer. The available energy from animal power is estimated at around 60,000 million kilo-watt hours, valued at between Rs 60,000 to 100,000 million from 70 million bullocks, 8 million buffaloes, one million horses and another million camels. To generate this amount of energy by modern industrial processes would cost three times as much. It is estimated that animal power accounts for 66 per cent of the total energy utilized in India as against only 14 per cent from other conventional sources such as coal.

Cow: The Sacred Provider

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Some of those pics HAVE to be mislabeled....

Like the "Unknown meat" that appears to be a viscous blue liquid in a plastic bottle.
 

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Some of those pics HAVE to be mislabeled....

Like the "Unknown meat" that appears to be a viscous blue liquid in a plastic bottle.
Tequila Blue?
 
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i want to know how dumb was the person who brought that many viles of steroids on a carry on...... seriously?! lmao!
 
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