For those of you that don’t know, Florida is an interesting place. Well, at least in terms of the news. The serious reason for this is that journalists in Florida have much more access to police records than they otherwise would have in other states or countries. That’s right, you may find it hard to believe, but Florida has some of the most transparent government laws in the world. This means that it’s really, really, really, really easy to dig up dirt in the Sunshine State. There are almost no privacy laws when it comes to public records. There are few other places in the world where the governor of the state would be required to allow a journalist to come to his wedding, or where officials would have to publicly disclose every single little thing they discuss.
Although this is the official reason, and it’s actually quite a progressive one in many aspects (thumbs up to transparency), Florida has definitely allowed for itself to have a less than stellar reputation on the internet. This is because many news stories start with “Florida Man Does…” and usually what follows is borderline unbelievable. So, in honor of the Sunshine State, these are the 25 Craziest Things Ever Done By Florida Man You Might Not Believe!
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Florida Man Dies After Winning Cockroach Eating Contest
Edward Archbold of West Palm Beach collapsed after winning a cockroach eating contest. The autopsy revealed that he had choked to death on “arthropod body parts.”
Florida Teen Wakeboards Down Drainage Ditch Pulled By Galloping Horse
If you’re looking for something to do, this might be…still a bad idea. 17-year-old Florida teen had his friend record him from a pickup truck as he wake-boarded down a drainage ditch. He was pulled by a galloping horse spurred on by his brother.
Florida Man Eats Meth To Avoid Arrest, Doesn't Work
After Gregory Lee Rhodes was pulled over for driving recklessly, he told police that he had ingested an entire bag of meth in order to prevent the police from finding it.
Florida Man Sacrifices Goat In Bid For US Senate Seat
Although the headline is a bit misleading, it is still funny and the true story is equally as ridiculous. Augustus Sol Invictus (he changed his name to this because it means “majestic unconquered sun” in Latin) ran for Senate in 2016. And while he didn’t sacrifice a goat for the purpose of winning the election, he did in fact sacrifice a goat. And drink its blood. Why? After walking from Orlando to the Mojave desert he performed the sacrifice as part of a pagan “thanksgiving” ritual.
Florida Man Accused Of Killing Gators For Super Bowl Dinner
Richard Nixie was arrested for killing 5 small gators without a proper tag. Apparently, he intended to eat them for Super Bowl dinner.