Florida is tallied as one of the top states for news of the weird, strange and just plain wacky, and it's no wonder with our scorching heat index, transient population, and folks just looking to get away from it all, that weirdness would surely follow.
Human nature guarantees that weird things can happen anywhere. What sets Florida apart is that it produces more weird news than anywhere else, and our weird news tends to be weirder than anyone else's. No other state is going to have a guy who faked a python rescue. No sir. That's why, in 2001, administrators for the snarky website Fark.com approved a tag for news items from Florida, the only state so honored. "Other states have odd stories come out of them, but no state can challenge Florida," a Fark.com administrator said in 2011. "It's the heavyweight champion of weirdness." -TampaBay.com.
From lion meat tacos to police passing out chips with information about pot, and wacky weather phenomenon like the megacryometeor (ice bomb) that fell out of a clear blue sky and smashed a guy's car, Tampa Bay is definitely on the weird and wacky news list.
Stay on top of all weird, wacky and bizarre news in the Tampa Bay area by checking out this list on where to find all your weird news for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas:
- Weird Florida: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News - Huffington Post -www.huffingtonpost.com/news/weird-florida
- FloriDUH: Weird, wacky, strange, funny, crazy, odd news from ...-weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/specials/weirdflorida/blog/tampa_bay
- Strange News | Weird Headlines | Bay News 9-www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/strange.html