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10th Mar '17 6:35:03 PM Lanes17B
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* ''Film/AceVentura'' features the kidnapping of the Miami Doplhins' live mascot, and star player Dan Marino as part of a convoluted revenge plot by a disgraced former player who hailed from a [[TheDeepSouth small town in central Florida,]] who then escaped from a mental hospital in Tampa, and then [[spoiler: [[CreepyCrossDresser became a captain in the Miami police department]] after [[DeadPersonImpersonation assuming the identity of a missing female hiker.]]]] The case is solved by an eccentric private investigator who specializes in finding missing pets.
10th Mar '17 5:21:56 AM Jasin_Moridin
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* March 2017: A lawyer defending an arsonist has to flee the courtroom [[http://www.wsbtv.com/news/trending-now/lawyers-pants-burst-into-flames-as-he-defends-arsonist_/501163987 because his pants caught fire]].
1st Mar '17 6:21:34 PM GranChi
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And that's just from one day's worth of news in the Persistent Vegetative State. Quite literally one day's worth of news: All of the above are summaries of Website/{{Fark}} items from March 12, 2008. [[BerserkButton Don't get us started on the 2000 Presidential election either]]. This may be one of the causes of Florida's current population loss--in 2008, for the first time in over a century, more people moved ''out'' than moved ''in''. Considering that development and housing construction are such a major sector that the state's entire economy has been described as a giant {{Ponzi}} scheme, that's a ''problem''.

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And that's just from one day's worth of news in the Persistent Vegetative State. Quite literally one day's worth of news: All of the above are summaries of Website/{{Fark}} items from March 12, 2008. [[BerserkButton Don't get us started on the 2000 Presidential election either]]. This may be one of the causes of Florida's current population loss--in 2008, for the first time in over a century, more people moved ''out'' than moved ''in''. Considering that development and housing construction are such a major sector that the state's entire economy has been described as a giant {{Ponzi}} scheme, that's a ''problem''.
17th Feb '17 10:37:24 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* February 16, 2017: a man in Ocala is [[http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-mark-barnett-explosives-target20170216-story.html arrested]] for plotting to bomb ten [[UnfortunateNames Target]] big-box stores up and down the East Coast. What makes it a true Florida story is the fact that it ''wasn't'' motivated by ideology (i.e. terrorism) or even a personal grudge; rather, it was a hare-brained scheme to drive down Target's stock price so he could snatch up cheap stock in the company and get rich once it rebounded.
25th Jan '17 9:42:24 AM AgProv
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* This is a reliable and never-ending stream of material for British NewsOfTheWeird publication, ''Magazine/ForteanTimes''. While the whole of the USA is seen as an extension of ''Only In Florida'', this state does seem to contribute more weirdness than the rest.

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* This is a reliable and never-ending stream of material for British NewsOfTheWeird [[WorldOfWeirdness News Of The Weird]] publication, ''Magazine/ForteanTimes''. While the whole of the USA is seen as an extension of ''Only In Florida'', this state does seem to contribute more weirdness than the rest.
18th Jan '17 1:07:51 PM Motherdragon64
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* In ComicBook/TheWalkingDead, Douglas mentions a news story he read before the apocalypse where a man in Florida ate his son's eyeballs out of his head.
5th Jan '17 7:53:09 PM Vir
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* ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' begins in Florida. OnlyInFlorida would a flying elephant be born...

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* ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' begins in Florida. OnlyInFlorida Only in Florida would a flying elephant be born...



* For that matter, Florida has much more permissive Freedom of Information laws than other states. That means that whenever there's a slow news day, the gap can be filled by submitting [=FoI=] requests to the police in order to collect OnlyInFlorida stories.

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* For that matter, Florida has much more permissive Freedom of Information laws than other states. That means that whenever there's a slow news day, the gap can be filled by submitting [=FoI=] requests to the police in order to collect OnlyInFlorida Only in Florida stories.



* [[http://www.deseretnews.com/article/392575/ONLY-IN-FLORIDA-DOES-COCAINE-DROP-FROM-SKY.html?pg=all Bags of cocaine falling from the sky]]? Bonus points here because even the headline says OnlyInFlorida.

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* [[http://www.deseretnews.com/article/392575/ONLY-IN-FLORIDA-DOES-COCAINE-DROP-FROM-SKY.html?pg=all Bags of cocaine falling from the sky]]? Bonus points here because even the headline says OnlyInFlorida.Only in Florida.
5th Jan '17 7:45:19 PM Vir
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* In the first episode of the relaunched ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', the two are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuoMAyKjz78 watching]] the video for Music/{{MGMT}}'s "Kids" from ''Music/OracularSpectacular'', in which a toddler walks down a street surrounded by zombies and various BodyHorror-esque monsters. Their reaction?

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* In the first episode of the relaunched ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'', the two are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuoMAyKjz78 watching]] the video for Music/{{MGMT}}'s "Kids" from ''Music/OracularSpectacular'', in which a toddler walks down a street surrounded by zombies and various BodyHorror-esque monsters. Their reaction?



'''Butthead:''' Yup. That's Florida. ''[{{beat}}, laugh]'' Florida sucks.

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'''Butthead:''' '''Butt-Head:''' Yup. That's Florida. ''[{{beat}}, laugh]'' Florida sucks.
1st Jan '17 10:14:04 PM yeould
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* In the season 2 finale of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise,'' a devastating alien probe attacks Earth. Free to target anywhere on the planet, it of course levels its deadly energy beam directly at... Florida.
27th Dec '16 9:52:27 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* More proof that mere exposure to Florida can cause a reaction: a man from [[CanadaEh Calgary]], after being kicked off his flight home for erratic behavior (including claiming that he was the pilot and demanding to sit in the pilot's chair), stole [[http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/dont-do-crystal-meth-calgarian-accused-in-pantless-florida-airport-joyride-released-from-jail a luggage tug]] at Orlando International Airport while not wearing any pants, taking it on a joyride across the runway. His response after being arrested? [[ThisIsYourBrainOnDrugs "Don't do crystal meth."]]

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* More proof that mere exposure to Florida can cause a reaction: a man from [[CanadaEh Calgary]], after being kicked off his flight home for erratic behavior (including claiming that he was the pilot and demanding to sit in the pilot's chair), stole [[http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/dont-do-crystal-meth-calgarian-accused-in-pantless-florida-airport-joyride-released-from-jail a luggage tug]] at Orlando International Airport while not wearing any pants, taking it on a joyride across the runway. His response after being arrested? [[ThisIsYourBrainOnDrugs [[DrugsAreBad "Don't do crystal meth."]]
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