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The Most Florida Things That Have Ever Happened  

Mel Judson
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List Rules Think worse things have happened in your state? Read through and vote up the stories that leave you speechless.

The most Florida things that have ever happened are listed here and ready for your votes. That's right, the word "Florida" is no longer just the name of a state. It has become an adjective to describe something absolutely ridiculous. These news stories will make you ignore "What's the matter with Kansas" and ask yourself, "WTF is wrong with Florida?" Enjoy these uniquely "Florida weird" moments in the history of this state.

Our list is full of animals acting like humans (dogs shooting their owners with guns) and humans acting like animals (moms biting their daughters for turning on a Rihanna CD). The Florida news has become late night talk show fodder, but this list is the ultimate compilation of WTF Florida stories. Remember that time the entire state didn't know how to count votes and the wrong guy was elected President of the United States? Multiply that insanity by 10, and welcome to the list of the most Florida-weird moments the Sunshine State ever had.

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Nudist Resort Golf Cart Stolen for McDonald's Run
Nudist Resort Golf Cart Stolen... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Florida Things That Have Ever Happened
Photo:  Max Pixel/Public Domain

A golf cart went missing at a Floridian resort for nudists, and it was found at Mickey D’s. It’s weird to steal a golf cart. It’s weirder to steal it in order to eat McDonald’s. But it’s Florida-weird to steal it from a nudist resort. Best crime duo ever.

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Man Submits Job App to Citgo, Then Robs It
Man Submits Job App to Citgo, ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Florida Things That Have Ever Happened
Photo: Unknown/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0

The worst job interview of all time took place in Florida. After handing in an application to work at Citgo, the applicant took money from the cash register when the cashier turned around. Surprisingly, he did not get the job.

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State Ban on Bar Dwarf-Tossing Up for Repeal
State Ban on Bar Dwarf-Tossing... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Florida Things That Have Ever Happened
Photo: Florida House of Representatives/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

So, Florida had a ban on tossing dwarfs in bars. That’s pretty weird. What’s a little more hard to grasp is the fact that someone, let alone someone in government, would want to repeal it. State Rep. Ritch Workman (real name) filed a bill to do so because it would "limit employment opportunities."

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Taco Isn't Accepted as Drunk Man's I.D.
Taco Isn't Accepted as Dru... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Florida Things That Have Ever Happened
Photo:  Steven DePolo/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0

Classic story: a guy gets drunk, drives a pick-up truck, passes out behind the wheel, and it catches on fire. That's the tale of Matthew Faulkner of Florida. When the arresting officer requested identification, Mr. Faulkner handed it over. And by "it" we mean "a taco from Taco Bell."

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