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Florida being Florida again! On Monday according to the TSA Twitter account, agents at Fort Lauderdale airport found a gun stuffed inside a raw chicken. The handgun was wrapped in a plastic bag and stuffed inside the chicken. Luckily, agents found the gun before it made it onto the plane. It might sound crazy to bring a whole chicken onto a plane, but apparently it’s normal. 

According to the TSA website, passengers are permitted to travel with both fresh and cooked meat. Around Thanksgiving, TSA permits all Thanksgiving type foods including stuffing, sides, desserts and the turkey itself.

There are specific rules for travel though. Meats have to be packaged with solid ice packs. If the pack is melted, the meat will not be allowed through.

TSA had some fun with the whole thing on their Twitter page.

People have had fun with it in the comments:

“This idea wasn’t even half-baked; it was raw, greasy, and obviously unsupervised. The only roast happening here is this poor packing choice!

“Feather you like it or not, there are rules for traveling with guns and ammunition. So, don’t wing it; roost over the proper packaging info through the link in our bio.

It was not immediately known if the chicken-and-gun-toting passenger was arrested. But bringing prohibited items, like guns, in your carry-on luggage can result in civil fines of up to $13,910. [Source: Daily Mail]


Florida's 10 Best Retirement Cities

Some good news… most of the best places to retire are here in the southeast. Tampa and St. Pete did make the list, but there are better options in Florida, according to WalletHub. They measured things like affordability, but also took into consideration the quality of life each area offers. Things like healthcare, leisure activities and weather are important so they were factored in.

The best city in the country to spend your retirement, however, is NOT in Florida. They say life gets no better than in Charleston, South Carolina. They scored a 58.97, doing particularly well in affordability and activities. Orlando came in right behind Charleston with an overall score of 58.23. Just like Charleston, Orlando did well with activities and affordability. Miami came in at #4. No surprise to anyone who lives here in Florida, affordability was NOT Miami’s strong point. Miami did rank 7th in the country though for activities and outscored Orlando on health care. Here is the Top 10 for Florida specifically.

  • #1: Orlando

    Surprised as I was? The traffic alone in Orlando is a disqualifier for me personally. But I guess when you’re retired, you’re not in too much of a hurry to get to work. Orlando’s got a bunch of activities and that certainly helped them rank 2nd nationally and 1st in Florida for retirement.

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  • #2: Miami

    If you’ve got the money, Miami definitely has the sun and beaches.

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  • #3: Fort Lauderdale

    Activities was where Fort Lauderdale scored highest. But like Miami, the affordability factor kept its score down overall.

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  • #4: Tampa

    Ranked 11th nationally for activities, Tampa just barely made the Top 10 in the country for retirement. Tampa’s weak spot was said to be healthcare. Agree?

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  • #5: St. Petersburg

    Personally I think retirement is a lot more fun on the Pinellas side, but St. Pete ranked lower than Tampa on this survey. St. Pete scored well in affordability (really?), activities and quality of life – but like Tampa, slipped in the rankings a bit due to the healthcare.

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  • #6: Cape Coral

    Quality of life is where Cape Coral did really well, landing 20th nationally.

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  • #7: Pembroke Pines

    Pembroke Pines ranked 19th in the country for quality of life, but scored poorly on affordability and activities.

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  • #8: Port St. Lucie

    Affordability was Port St. Lucie’s strength – they ranked #30 nationally.

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  • #9: Hialeah

    Scoring 35th overall in the nation, quality of life was Hialeah’s strength.

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  • #10: Jacksonville

    Coming in 68th overall, Jacksonville scored really well in affordability, but poorly on healthcare and quality of life.

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