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The 50 Safest Towns in Florida

The Sunshine State is the third largest in the U.S. in terms of population. People come from all over the world to vacation in Florida and from all over the U.S. to live there. A popular retirement destination, Florida is known for its warm climate and miles of sandy beaches. We’ve ranked the 50 safest cities in the state based on FBI violent crime stats and propriety BackgroundChecks.org research data. Rates are normalized per 100,000 residents with the state average being 540 for violent crime and 3,415 for property crimes. This is calculated by taking (# of crimes/population) * 100,000. If you’d like to make this unique state your home, here are the safest cities in Florida to add to your list.

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10 Extreme Objects Discovered In Space

Cosmic discoveries are important because they expand our understanding of nature and allow us to test reality against our mathematical theories. Here are 10 objects which reach the extremes we need to test the limits of our calculations—and our imaginations. Over four billion years ago, the early Solar System was horrible and extremely dangerous, full of planetoids at different points of development. Our cosmic neighborhood was littered with chunks of rock and ice, so collisions were frequent. The largest of these collisions accounts for one of the more popular theories of how our Moon came about.

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The 5 Best Plane Crashes In Cinema

There are few things in life as scary as the prospect of being in a plane crash. Not even so much the crash itself, as the idea of sitting there, knowing it is about to happen. Tucking your head in between your legs as you begin to ready for impact. The sounds of the people around you, whispering prayers to themselves in the off chance that the giant hand of some God will reach through the clouds and pluck them out of the plane right before it hits. And there is only one way to experience these horrors without actually having to experience these horrors, that is movies. Certain movies have made plane crashes as major plot points in their stories, and therefore, had to make them major moments in their films. A truly good plane crash scene will feel like you are in the plane with the people, just as much at the mercy of fate as they are. Here are five movie plane crashes that had me clawing at the arm rest, thinking I was about to die.

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15 Banned Cartoons You’ll Never See on TV

On Monday, when I watched the previous night’s new episode of “Family Guy,” I got upset. It had nothing to do with the lazy writing, terrible jokes, or Peter being an overly cruel oaf; I’ve gotten used to be irritated at all that. I was pissed off at the animation. It was so lifeless, expressionless, and oddly static, as if the animators were more interested in background continuity than doing anything interesting with the background. So I did what I often do when I get mad at “Family Guy”: I watched Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies clips online. A childhood doesn't count unless you’ve watched a ton of cartoons starring Bugs Bunny and Foghorn Leghorn and the rest of the Warner Bros. gang, and going through them on YouTube was like being seven years old all over again, minus the bowl of Sprinkle Spangles cereal. But then I saw some shorts that I didn’t remember ever being on TV, with titles like “Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs” and “Uncle Tom's Bungalow.” I had come across the infamous “Censored Eleven.”

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The 4 Best Weather Widgets For Windows 7

Keeping the tabs on the weather isn’t the most exciting activity in the world, but let’s face it – it’s usually a necessity. While a small number of people have the luxury of living in areas with a very stable climate, many of us live in areas where a sunny day can be lost to a thunderstorm in just a few minutes. Ignoring the weather forecast is a good way to end up with a soggy picnic. There are many ways to find out about the weather, and one of them is your computer. Having an active desktop weather widget is great for checking the forecast before heading out, particularly if you’re old-fashioned (like me) and still haven’t bought a smartphone.

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13 Dangerous Movie Stunts Done Without Stunt Doubles

If Hollywood is known for one thing, it would be how faked everything is. Movies sets are reduced to green screens, props, and some great acting. Today, stunts have been made to look real by professionals sitting behind a computer editing film for hours on end – but the art of the stunt has not been completely forgotten by some actors that feel the need to put themselves in harm’s way to make a great performance.

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The Top 5 Most Effective Self-Defense Tools

Protecting yourself is more important than ever. Police budgets have been drastically cut due to financial strains over the last few years, resulting in a crippling loss of resources and personnel in dozens of cities across the U.S. With fewer law enforcement officers on the streets, many of these cities, including Chicago, Sacramento and New York City, have witnessed a subsequent rise in both violent and nonviolent crimes. Thankfully, there are many self-defense products on the market that allow you to effectively fend off attackers on your own.

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6 Things We Love to Hate About Apple

We have been known to dish out a fair amount of trash-talk in the past. Some directed at the Android platform, Droid commercials, some at Sony's new PSP campaign and most recently, a post critical of the Galaxy Tab. Apple isn't free from our criticism either. We feel criticism is needed where it's due. It's true that we tend to enjoy our Apple products, but that's just a personal choice. They aren't without their flaws or major annoyances. Today, we are going to tell ya about our beefs with Apple.

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10 Most Legendary College Fraternities in Cinema

Whether or not you were “a pledge” in college, everyone loves films about fraternities. Maybe it’s because by watching them we feel like we’re getting back in touch with our younger selves. Maybe it’s because they depict a carefree existence, before the responsibilities of adulthood have kicked in. Or maybe we just enjoy them for their constant stream of riotous, alcohol-induced antics and their abundance of attractive young students! Whatever the case may be, here are the 10 movie fraternities that you’d most like to party with (when you’re not busy studying hard, of course!).

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Affordable Caribbean: 15 Value Hotels and Resorts

Just in time for winter travel season, Oyster.com has the skinny on the Caribbean's best value stays. Rockhouse Hotel, Jamaica: The Rockhouse is a lush, laid-back Jamaican resort offering gourmet dining, morning yoga, a premium spa, and best of all, a gorgeous cliff-side location on Negril's coast. Sure, there's no fitness center and rooms lack TVs and Wi-Fi, but its unplugged vibe is just why some guests come. Plus, with rates usually falling below $200, it's a steal compared to similar resorts – such as the slightly chicer Caves – in the area. (NB: No children under 12 are allowed on property.)

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Top 10 US Prison Gangs

Prison gangs were originally formed by inmates as a means to protect themselves from other inmates. Throughout the years, prison gangs have evolved from a group that provides protection to its members, to criminal entities involved in prostitution, assaults, drugs and murder. Prison gangs continue to thrive because prosecuting them has, historically, been difficult due to the fact that many members are already serving life sentences with no possibility of parole. When you get arrested and sent to prison for all of those illegal movies and songs you’ve been downloading, it would be a good idea to know which gang you would like to join. Here is a look at the top 10 prison gangs in the country.

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13 Little Things NASA Did to Get Alan Shepard Ready for Space

I was digging around the NASA archives when I stumbled upon the flight surgeon's report for the Mercury-Redstone 3 mission, otherwise known as the second flight by a human into space, and the first by an American. Alan Shepard was the man chosen by the United States to leave Earth. The astronauts were accompanied by doctors at all times. They were fed a strict diet. Their vitals were measured. They were monitored constantly. But while I've known this in the abstract, it wasn't until reading the surgeon's report that I realized that these flights, from a biomedical perspective, were experiments playing out in the astronauts' bodies. As such, as many variables as possible had to be controlled, while still allowing the pilots to function normally.

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