Is Florida the weirdest state?

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    In the words of Dicky Dunn to Reggie Dunlop, "I think Florida is full of shysters."
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    Yea, I've been saying that for awhile, most major news stories eventually have a Florida connection. At least it's never boring. It seem every few months there is a story about a male/female driving down the expressway naked, couple of time they have been cops... go figure. Great place to be a reporter or book writer. Dave Barry has made a fortune writing about the local weirdness.

    I was heading home last night zipping down the expressway, looked to my right and there was an old beat up car with the hood popped up flush up against the windshield with the driver looking out the side window. No problem, just an everyday occurence. I just sped up to get out of way. At least it wasnt raining. :grin:
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    Love Florida, even though when I grew up here as kid, it was completely different state. hard to beat the weather. I might move when I retire. I've traveled all over the US, and always want to get home as soon as I can.
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    Florida is the only place where I saw an MG pulling a bass boat- and not a John boat, one of the big Rangers.
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    Ask Carl Hiaasen. I've read almost every one of his books and once heard him speak about them. All the weird things that happen in his books don't come close to the weirdness he's actually read about in newspapers stories across the state. He's even made things up that people later told him actually happened.
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    On the Adam Carolla podcast they play a game where they read really crazy and weird news stories and try and guess if they're from Germany or Florida.
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    An awful lot of the weirdness in Hiaasens books is mere reporting. My favorite was the ex-husband character in Strip Tease who made a living by stealing and reselling wheelchairs (actually happened).

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    The deep thinkers that raised a bass in Florida to an impressive size and took it with them to win a lucrative fishing tournament elsewhere (Double Whammy?). I am pretty sure this also really happened maybe even more than once until tournament directors began to test the DNA of winning fish.

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