Hello folks who wonder if introducing tipping for aircrew would be an easier way to make flights cheaper,

Contraband is the reason why you see dogs at airports and why you can't pet them on the job. Contraband is also the reason why men can't get their hands on rhino horns to feel confident in their lives. And finally contraband is the reason why the TSA asks you to dump your water bottle before boarding your flight.

In short, contraband can refer to goods or items that are illegal to possess under law and prohibited from being introduced in a region. The reasons for this can be numerous ranging from the government not getting a cut, to protecting the public health, national security or preventing wildlife trafficking to support conservation efforts.

For every contraband that gets confiscated, thousands cross over undetected. So, it is always a cat and mouse game when it comes to smuggling contraband or detecting it before it enters a region.


One of the contrabands that humans don't ever want to discover in their homes is insect eggs. Especially the ones that can cause damage to food or personal items.

One of the insects notorious for carrying such contraband is the Indian meal moth. This moth is a household pest that lays its eggs on grains, cereals or seeds. But before we see how she does that, let's first catch them in the act. Just so you know this couple will be walking around like this for over an hour. And no, there has never been a recorded instance of a male moth needing rhino horns to boost confidence in their lives.


So, any time I see one loitering around my home, I stop them and frisk them to check if they are not carrying any contraband around. The first suspect turns out to be a male, which you can identify by the claspers which are used to hold onto the female during mating. Talk about a controlling partner in a relationship.


The next suspect seemed a little fidgety who started bringing up that I needed a warrant and all that nonsense to avoid getting frisked. This behavior raised an alarm and so I made some imaginary amendment in the constitution that allows humans to frisk meal moths at their residences. As soon as I start to pat it down, the contraband starts to pop out. "I don't know anything, this stranger asked me if I can keep it on me since it had exceeded its allowed baggage weight in order to fly", it started to say in defense.

Over here you can see the contraband i.e., the eggs popping out from the other end of the moth.


And here is all the confiscated contraband. Since I needed only a few eggs to use as evidence so the judge can lock her up, I did not press further. In the wild, when they are not being frisked, they will lay over 200 eggs when the authorities are not looking.


So, kids don't smuggle contraband, and if you do, don't get caught.








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