"If you live in Florida for a while, you are like that kid in 'The Sixth Sense' who is constantly seeing things that are not there anymore."
Florida—aka the "Sunshine State"—has long been hailed the weirdest part of a dysfunctional family called the United States. In his book, Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences The Rest Of The Country, native Floridian Craig Pittman delves and embraces the other-worldly presence of Florida on the globe.
You bring together 20 million people from different states and cultures and an equally active wildlife population, it is bound to create havoc.
And not to forget, Florida was the least populated state after World War II. So, what brought the raging monster that population growth is to Florida? It went from an undeveloped, rural state to attracting a massive influx of tourists—roughly about a hundred million—yearly. Pittman quotes someone in his book, "If you live in Florida for a while, you are like that kid in 'The Sixth Sense' who is constantly seeing things that are not there anymore."
Land of the bravest people who fight alligators, an award-winning state park system, cotton candy sunsets, Disney Land, and the most beautiful beaches in the world, Florida is a hurricane of a state.
The self-proclaimed 'Florida Man' on Instagram sums up hilarious anecdotes of the freakishness of this state. And we have curated some of the best out of the list for you. Whether you are a Floridian or not, this list will tickle your funny bone:
one time at this bar in nashville, the band stopped playing and asked the audience “who here is from plant city, florida” and this girl goes “WOOOOOOO!!!!”— zack (@ItsLumberzack) January 8, 2020
she thought they were giving her hometown a shout out, but it was because they found her lost i.d.
i think about her often
I went to a job interview for Waffle House and one of the questions was "can you fight?— ᗷiG JiGGA 🥷 (@CjayyTaughtHer) June 4, 2020
If there was a snortable vaccine, florida would’ve been 100% vaccinated by now.— Andy Iwancio (@andyiwancio) August 9, 2021