The 'Florida man challenge' went viral, and the results are absolutely ridiculous
Florida is famous for being the home of Walt Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center and the most bizarre news headlines in the world. To name just a few: 'Florida man caught on camera repeatedly licking doorbell,' 'Florida man thrown in jail for attacking man in ‘Minions’ costume,' and 'Florida man learns the hard way when he accidentally steals laxatives, not opioids'.
Why are there so many wild news stories from the Sunshine State? Maybe because Florida is the third most populated state in America, and has the highest percentage of felons (10%). Maybe it's because of the 1976 Government in the Sunshine Act, which makes any arrest report freely available to the public. Or maybe it's because of the humid subtropical climate, which makes everyone a little sun-drunk. (What, you've never licked a doorbell?)
Inspired by a popular Tumblr post, Twitter user @g_pratimaaa offered a challenge: "Google 'florida man”'followed by your birthday (florida man august 22) and tell me what you get. mine is Florida Man tries to attack neighbor with tractor." The results are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always totally ridiculous. Here are some highlights:
When you're hungry, you're hungry
The right to bear weiners
Step your game up, coyotes
Even singer John Legend joined in the fun
Yabba dabba do!
They had trouble seeing each other
He was holding them for a friend
Hello, fellow kids
Stop looking at me, swan!
It's still very 'Florida man' though
At least she didn't get a 'purple nerple'
Whew! Close call
Should've stayed in Mar-A-Lago
No shirt, no shoes, no service
His self-defense classes must be fun
Sometimes you can't choose just one headline, with your friendly neighborhood Florida man
Well, happy googling! I found three weird headlines for my birthday (February 23): 'Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for slaying,' 'Florida man sues hair dye maker after being scarred,' and 'Florida man charged after grandmother dies; bed found filled with maggots.' Never change, Florida men! Actually, I take that back. All of you should change.