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9th Sep '16 3:55:35 PM coinneach
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* Distracted driver crashes into another car? Hardly unusual. Distracted because she was [[http://jalopnik.com/5961705/woman-wrecks-car-while-shaving-pubes-in-duh-florida shaving her nethers]]? Yeah.
1st Sep '16 7:35:54 PM missmoon
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* Where can a [[Music/{{NSYNC}} former teen idol]] open a hot dog stand in a food court and accidentally summon the police about a shooting when in reality it was a routine fire safety inspection? [[http://www.wftv.com/web/wftv/news/local/shooting-scare-at-florida-mall-sparked-by-inspection-of-joey-fatones-hot-dog-kiosk/429756636 Orlando.]] To be fair, the scare is justified in the wake of the above Pulse shooting.

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* Where can does a [[Music/{{NSYNC}} former teen idol]] open a hot dog stand in a food court and accidentally summon the police about a shooting when in reality it was a routine fire safety inspection? [[http://www.wftv.com/web/wftv/news/local/shooting-scare-at-florida-mall-sparked-by-inspection-of-joey-fatones-hot-dog-kiosk/429756636 Orlando.]] To be fair, the scare is justified in the wake of the above Pulse shooting.
31st Aug '16 7:25:01 AM Market43Fan
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* [[http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weird-news/vladimir-putin-arrested-florida-publix-supermarket-n640221 This report]] about [[NamesTheSame Vladimir Putin]] (not to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin THE Vladimir Putin]] getting arrested outside a Publix supermarket in Florida for [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking trespassing]].
25th Aug '16 4:56:29 PM missmoon
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* Where can a [[http://www.wftv.com/web/wftv/news/local/shooting-scare-at-florida-mall-sparked-by-inspection-of-joey-fatones-hot-dog-kiosk/429756636 former teen idol]] open a hot dog stand in a food court and accidentally summon the police about a shooting when in reality it was a routine fire safety inspection? [[http://www.wftv.com/web/wftv/news/local/shooting-scare-at-florida-mall-sparked-by-inspection-of-joey-fatones-hot-dog-kiosk/429756636 Orlando.]] To be fair, the scare is justified in the wake of the above Pulse shooting.

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* Where can a [[http://www.wftv.com/web/wftv/news/local/shooting-scare-at-florida-mall-sparked-by-inspection-of-joey-fatones-hot-dog-kiosk/429756636 [[Music/{{NSYNC}} former teen idol]] open a hot dog stand in a food court and accidentally summon the police about a shooting when in reality it was a routine fire safety inspection? [[http://www.wftv.com/web/wftv/news/local/shooting-scare-at-florida-mall-sparked-by-inspection-of-joey-fatones-hot-dog-kiosk/429756636 Orlando.]] To be fair, the scare is justified in the wake of the above Pulse shooting.
25th Aug '16 4:54:14 PM missmoon
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* Where can a [[http://www.wftv.com/web/wftv/news/local/shooting-scare-at-florida-mall-sparked-by-inspection-of-joey-fatones-hot-dog-kiosk/429756636 former teen idol]] open a hot dog stand in a food court and accidentally summon the police about a shooting when in reality it was a routine fire safety inspection? [[http://www.wftv.com/web/wftv/news/local/shooting-scare-at-florida-mall-sparked-by-inspection-of-joey-fatones-hot-dog-kiosk/429756636 Orlando.]] To be fair, the scare is justified in the wake of the above Pulse shooting.
24th Aug '16 6:22:31 PM Andyroid
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* The fact that so much weird stuff happens in Florida inspired the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' AU [[http://gravity-key.tumblr.com/ Gravity Key]], which relocates the Mystery Shack (and the show's action) to the Florida Keys. TheBermudaTriangle is involved, naturally.
19th Aug '16 2:37:25 AM Tre
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*** More seriously, feral Burmese pythons are a pain in the ass for the parks department and animal control. There are about 150,000 of them slithering through the Everglades and elsewhere, eating native wildlife and even people's pets. It's gotten to the point where, in January 2013, they [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-python-hunt-launched-curb-slithering-population/story?id=18187452 declared open season]] on pythons with no bag limit--complete with a $1,500 prize for whoever catches the most pythons, and a $1,000 reward for the biggest python. Only in Florida does the government's solution to an ecosystem-threatening invasive species--{{Good Ol Boy}}s versus giant pythons--sound like something straight out of a [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy]] Original Movie.
*** Speaking of a [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy]] Original Movie, there was a story in 2006 that could have been the premise of one. A six foot long alligator fought a thirteen-foot Burmese python. [[SwallowedWhole The alligator lost]], but the python [[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1006_051006_pythoneatsgator.html exploded]], possibly after the intervention of a second alligator.

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*** More seriously, feral Burmese pythons are a pain in the ass for the parks department and animal control. There are about 150,000 of them slithering through the Everglades and elsewhere, eating native wildlife and even people's pets. It's gotten to the point where, in January 2013, they [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-python-hunt-launched-curb-slithering-population/story?id=18187452 declared open season]] on pythons with no bag limit--complete with a $1,500 prize for whoever catches the most pythons, and a $1,000 reward for the biggest python. Only in Florida does the government's solution to an ecosystem-threatening invasive species--{{Good Ol Boy}}s versus giant pythons--sound like something straight out of a [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy]] Creator/{{Syfy}} [[Film/SyfyOriginalMovie Original Movie.
Movie]].
*** Speaking of a [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy]] Syfy Original Movie, Movies, there was a story in 2006 that could have been the premise of one. A six foot long alligator fought a thirteen-foot Burmese python. [[SwallowedWhole The alligator lost]], but the python [[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1006_051006_pythoneatsgator.html exploded]], possibly after the intervention of a second alligator.
17th Aug '16 11:23:03 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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** The 2012 Miami cannibal attack wouldn't be the last report of zombies in Florida. [[http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/florida-man-caught-eating-strangers-face-was-standout-student-fsu-frat-brother-8691963 Four years later]], in Tequesta, a nineteen-year-old Florida State University student (a fraternity member, football player, and model collegiate by all accounts) broke into the home of a fiftysomething couple, killed them both, and was eating the man's face when the police arrived and subdued him (it took four officers to pry him away after a stun gun and a K-9 dog had no effect). A neighbor who had tried to stop him earlier was also non-fatally stabbed. An hour prior to the incident, the culprit had stormed out of a nearby restaurant where he was having dinner with his family, complaining about slow service.
13th Aug '16 12:24:40 AM KYCubbie
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* During summer 2016, a number of parents of third-graders in seven Florida counties who had opted their children out of statewide testing were told their children would not be allowed to enter fourth grade that August. Some of these children were ''honor roll students'' (in other words, well above average). [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/08/12/parents-sue-when-third-grade-honors-students-are-not-promoted-to-fourth-grade/ The parents filed suit]], noting that several other counties did not interpret the state's testing law to require retention of opted-out students. Bonus points because the reporter flat-out invoked this trope Ė "In Florida (you knew it was Florida, didnít you?)..."
8th Aug '16 8:15:40 AM missmoon
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** In fact, because of Florida's permissive records laws, it's why ''The Boston Globe'' [[http://www.wnyc.org/story/spotlight-investigative-reporting managed to]] uncover the massive Catholic Church sex abuse scandal: the editor in charge of the investigative team was a Miami transfer and he noticed stories about criminal cases reported that the records were sealed by the court.

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** In fact, because of Florida's permissive records laws, it's why ''The Boston Globe'' [[http://www.wnyc.org/story/spotlight-investigative-reporting managed to]] uncover the massive Catholic Church sex abuse scandal: the editor in charge of the investigative team was a Miami transfer and he noticed stories about the Church's criminal cases reported that the case records were sealed by the court.court and became suspicious.
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