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A 'Glitch' Made All the Doors in a Maximum Security Prison Open at Once

A Florida prison says that a computer 'glitch' is to blame after all of the doors in the maximum security wing opened without warning. Wired has news for them though. Sometimes, these kinds of glitches are caused by sneaky characters called hackers, and this situation looks pretty suspect.
The incident happened back in June at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami, but newly released surveillance footage is sparking some skepticism that it was a random act of code. As the video shows, the inmates are all safely locked in their cells one minute, and the next the doors fly open. One inmate jumps straight out as if had been anticipating release, walks down to meet a fellow inmate who reportedly gave him a shank and just a few seconds later, he can be seen trying to stab yet another inmate (who incidentally straight up jumped off the balcony, suffering a broken ankle and fractured vertebrae). We're left wondering if this wasn't the plan all along. Read More >>

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A Florida Woman Was Shot by an Oven

Among items on the short list of "things that shouldn't be stored in an oven," live ammunition ranks near the top—just below live babies and petrol. That's because, as Myth Busters has taught us and one Florida woman learned this week, live ammo and high temperatures make for an explosive combination. Read More >>

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Monstrously Big Eyeball Found Washed Up On Florida Coast

Florida man, Gino Covacci, was walking along the beach when he saw what looked like a baseball at the high tide line. He gave it a little kick, but when it rolled over, it stared right back at him! The monster eyeball was fresh and "still bleeding", so he put it in a plastic bag and notified the police who gave him the number of the Oceanograhic Institute. Read More >>

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You Can Own Someone Else's American Dream For Just £2.3m

The American Dream is quite the notion, pandering to idealistic romantics in this current day economy, but if you have the cash you can have your own -- well, someone else's -- for the low, low price of just £2.3m ($3.5m), as a Florida man has decided to put pretty much everything he owns on eBay. Read More >>

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What Is Cocaine Psychosis?

By now you've likely heard the horrifying tale of the naked Florida man who was shot by police while eating another man's face. What possessed Rudy Eugene to consume 75-percent of a homeless man's face? Drugs, obviously. It's not totally clear which drugs Eugene was on, but police have speculated that the attack was prompted by cocaine psychosis. That sounds like a serious condition. But what exactly is it? Read More >>

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Man in Underwear Stabs His Computer with a Samurai Sword When Police Search for Child Porn

Florida doesn't get weirder than this: Kamil Mezalka, a 21-year-old man, stabbed his hard drive with a two-handed Samurai sword after the police stormed his house looking for evidence of child pornography. He apparently did all this in his underwear while the police were present. Read More >>

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This Scary Zipline Roller Coaster Looks Like a Dizzying Way to Die

The first zipline roller coaster in the United States debuted at Florida EcoSafaris in St. Cloud, Florida and turns ziplining into a curvy course of thrill seeking fun. Instead of ordinary straight line ziplining, which is plenty scary already, the zipline roller coaster throws sharp turns and big drops. Fun! Read More >>

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A Ghastly Cloud Tsunami Creeps Up on the Beach

Earlier this week, Panama City Beach, Florida was overwhelmed with a sweeping wave of fog that was not unlike a cloud tsunami. It creeped onto the beach and rolled right over buildings, giving off an almost supernatural aura. Read More >>

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Did You Know You Can Trade Copper for Crack?

In Florida — yes, LOVELY Florida — there exists a place where one can steal copper wire from things and exchange that copper wire for crack. How do I get there? Read More >>

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A Woman with a Toy Gun Tried to Rob a Store But Got Arrested By a Fake Cop

Wilnelia Rivera Caraballo, a 19-year-old girl, got a little tipsy and felt empowered to rob a store. So she armed herself with a toy "Uzi-type" gun, a clear plastic mask and went to work. Too bad there was a keen worker who outwitted the dimwitted half of Bonnie and Clyde. Read More >>

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