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You may want to think twice before jetting off to these destinations. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 dangerous tourist destinations. Special thanks to our users nazarovanton, Emily Carlstrom, Daniel Fong, bigpapazagon, Eddy Ge and Francis Gossner for submitting the idea on our Suggest Page at WatchMojo.com/suggest! Check out the voting page here, http://watchmojo.com/suggest/Top%2010%20Most%20Dangerous%20Places%20in%20the%20World If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.WatchMojo.com/suggest :) Check us out at http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo and http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo We have T-Shirts! Be sure to check out http://www.WatchMojo.com/store for more info.
These 16 places are highly guarded and mysterious places are not easy to get to and visit like the dangerous radioactive Chernobyl. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 7. The Colonel's LIttle Secret Similar to the Coca Cola vault, Colonel Sanders really doesn’t want anyone else replicating his mighty fine, fingerlicking good recipe. He has a total of 11 herbs and spices he mixes in there and the recipe is stored in the an upgraded modern security facility at the headquarters in Kentucky. What are they putting in our chicken? According to rumor, even the President of KFC doesn’t know the recipe, so don’t try bribing the drive through to give it up. 6. Room 39 It’s not like anyone would willingly want to go to North Korea but if someone were to try to get into Room 39 it would be extremely difficult. At an undisclosed location, most likely in or near the capital of Pyongyang, lies a rumored headquarter that's in charge of North Korea's underground activities. They are mostly in charge of gathering foreign currency in whatever way possible. Whether it’s drugs, counterfeits arms deals the lists go on. If North Korea were to get a hold of a nuke, it would most likely have to come from foreign counterfeit. 5. Chernobyl No one is legally able to visit the Chernobyl exclusion zone without permission from the Ukrainian government, which basically means it’s off limits. Some people are willing to take the risk to visit the abandoned city but it’s extremely risky especially for foreigners who don’t speak Russian well. The only way you’re getting in here is with a heavy bribe to the police if you’re stopped. In just a short period of time you might be able to get away with visiting the outskirts without too much bodily damage. The sludge that’s left here after the literal meltdown of the radioactive materials is known as the elephant's foot as you see in this photo is still extremely lethal. Just after 300 seconds of exposure gives you only 2 days to live. It’s actually still melting and could one day seep into the ground water. Good luck! 4. Ozyorsk, Russia Sometimes entire cities can be completely off limits in Russia. Located in the Chelyabinsk Oblast Region, Ozyorsk is considered a closed town due to how close it is to the Mayak plant. However people do live here, you're just not invited to this one. The Mayak plant is a facility that processes nuclear waste and decommissions decaying weapons of mass destruction. It used to be a location where the Soviet Union would find its source of plutonium. The area is now polluted with industrial and radioactive waste. 3. Svalbard Global Seed Vault If the world were to come to a tragic end or certain species of plants have become extinct, the svalbard seed vault has got their back! Located only 800 miles south of the North Pole in Norway lies a vault that has a set goal on preserving plant diversity and holding on to large amounts of seeds in the case of an emergency. More than 400,000 crop seeds are stored here and includes seeds for 32 varieties of potatoes. The Norwegian government spent 9 million dollars on this facility that one besides scientists can go to and maybe some day it’ll be useful. 2. The Demilitarized Zone Also known as the 38th Parallel, the demilitarized zone was created at the end of the Korean War to keep the two countries at peace. It’s considered to be neutral territory that neither country is allowed to cross and at least a 10 mile wide buffer zone between the two. It’s most heavily militarized border in the worlds Near this zone, you’ll notice quite a few landmines, armed soldiers, watch towers. You can almost feel the tension about to burst. North Korea even built the 4 largest flagpole in the world in order to giver the southerners a view of communism. You’re really not allowed to visit this zone, and some how if you find away, you may bring on another world war. 1.Area 51 Nevada No other place seems to be so secret yet well known at the same time. Also located within the isolated National Nevada Security Site, the government only recently admitted its existence. They claim to use the smooth, dry lake bed known as groom lake as a runway for experimenting with new aircraft. But do to the extreme restriction many wonder exactly what’s going on out there. Motion detectors and thermal body heat detectors are spread across desert and will detect anyone who thinks about coming close. Not to mention the constant surveillance of drones that relentlessly monitor the area for trespassers. Conspiracy theorist claim the government is holding extraterrestrial life forms or even their flying saucers at this location, but it’s restricted, i guess we’ll never find out exactly, will we?
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Get more Tips here! www.destinationtips.com Are you headed to a theme park in search of thrills? Best make sure that it's not on our list of deadly rides that have taken lives. 8. Expoland, Japan Fujin Raijin II The rides' axles hadn't been replaced for 15 years, and in 2007 one of them broke, derailing the coaster and sending cars flying off the tracks. A 19-year-old was killed and 19 others were injured. The park closed that year never to reopen again. 7. Waterworld USA, California Water Slide In 1997, 33 high school graduating seniors crowded the water slide, causing the slide to collapse under their weight. One died from a crushed chest, and all 32 others were taken to hospitals. Later, at the graduation ceremony, 17 students accepted their diplomas in wheelchairs. 6. Sea World, Orlando, Florida Discovery Cove Snorkel among tropical fish and other animals. What could possibly go wrong? 59-year-old Keith Clarke only cut his toe on a piece of coral. But being a hemophiliac, the wound took longer to heal and became infected. Doctors attempted to save him by amputating his leg below the knee but Clarke died soon after. 5. Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom The Superman Tower of Power The ride lifts its passengers about 17 stories and plunges into a free fall. Unfortunately, in 2007, a cable broke, wrapping around 13-year-old Kaitlyn Lasitter’s neck and legs. She managed to free her neck, but as the ride suddenly dropped it snapped taut and severed her feet. Surgeons however, were able to reattach the girl’s right foot. 4. Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Kansas City Verruckt Ten-year-old Caleb Schwab tragically fell to his death this year as his raft went airborne and hit the netting over the slide. Other riders had reported earlier that the slide's safety harnesses had not been working properly that day. Caleb was the son of Kansas State Rep. Scott Schwab, and was at the park with his family to celebrate "Elected Official Day." 3. Cedar Point, Ohio The Raptor James Young, 45, sneaked past a fenced-off area near the Raptor roller coaster trying to retrieve his fallen cell phone. He was then hit by a speeding car on the ride, dying almost instantly. 2. Berdsk, Russia, Ferris Wheel A young lad jumped a six-foot fence to an abandoned ferris wheel, managed to turn it on himself and climbed aboard. He later decided to change seat, scaling the huge structure before falling 45 feet to his death. Police are searching for the onlookers who stood there and filmed it, rather than trying to help. 1. Sealand and SeaWorld Tilikum Not surprising that Tilikum the Killer Whale has a murderous streak. In 1991, Sealand trainer, Keltie Byrne, fell into a pool containing three orcas. Tillikum pulled her to the bottom of the tank and held her there until she drowned. Tilikum struck again in 1999, when the corpse of a homeless man who was in the park after dark was found the next day, naked, and draped over Tilikum's back. The dead man had torn testicles and various puncture wounds. And in 2010, Tilikum pulled SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau underwater by her ponytail and she drowned. However, some whale experts have disputed SeaWorld's claim that the whale bit Brancheau's ponytail, noting that the autopsy reported that her left arm had been torn off. And to close on a lighter note, some accidents can happen no matter how many safety measures there are. (various birds hitting people on rides) The Italian model Fabio experienced this when visiting Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. A goose flew into his face, causing him minor injuries. Unfortunately, the goose didn’t make it. Have you got a theme park horror story? Leave it below and you could win a prize!
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Are you thinking of relocating somewhere in the States? Make sure you take a look at the 12 worst places to live in the U.S. before you make any decisions about your next home base.
12. St. Louis, Missouri
Over 14% of St. Louis’ population is living below the poverty line. Out of 100,000 residents, every year 35.3 are murdered, which ranks it as one of America’s most dangerous cities too.
11. Reno, Nevada
Reno was the gambling capital of the US until Las Vegas was developed and “The Biggest Little City in the World” has been in economic decline ever since. Reno experiences nearly 39 annual crimes per 1,000 residents.
10. Modesto, California
Despite being home to the largest winery in the world, the unemployment rate was nearly 13% in 2014. Modesto ranks number one in the country for car theft and out of 200,000 residents, up to 10,000 are reported to be gang members.
9. Oakland, California
The economy in Oakland is strong with a good median household income. ($51,683.) However, home to around 50 gangs and a high violent crime rate, Oakland also suffers from high traffic congestion and poor air quality. 190% worse than the national average.
8. New Orleans, Louisiana
The “murder capital of the country," also has one of the worst toxic-substance records. New Orleans has still not recovered from Hurricane Katrina, and was ranked number two in “America’s Dirtiest Cities.”
7. Birmingham, Alabama
27.3% of residents live below the poverty line. Out of every 100,000 residents, 1400 are victims of violent crimes due to the prominent drug trade and high poverty rate.
6. Stockton, California
In 2012, the city filed for bankruptcy. Forbes voted Stockton as one of the most dangerous cities in America due to its high crime rates with over 20,000 violent and property crimes committed last year.
5. Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis is the largest city on the Mississippi River with over 20% of its inhabitants living below the poverty line. In Memphis you stand a 1 in 12 chance of being a victim of crime.
4. New Haven, Connecticut
Home of Yale University, the surrounding areas of New Haven are impoverished and crime ridden. Nearly 68 crimes occur annually for every 1,000 residents.
3. Cleveland, Ohio
Aside from being one of the most corrupt cities in the country, Cleveland also has harsh weather conditions, with an average of 60 inches of snowfall each year.
2. Detroit, Michigan
The city is suffering from urban decay with over 32% of residents living below the national poverty line. According to FBI Reports, Detroit has the highest rate of violent crime of any city over 200,000.
1. Camden, New Jersey
Camden has been on Forbes’ list of “America’s Most Miserable Cities” for years. Riddled with urban decay and political corruption, over 42% of its residents live below the poverty line. It also has 560% more crime than the national average.
Where do you think the Worst Place to Live in the U.S. is?