Why All the Weirdest News Comes From Florida

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Last Friday, a Florida man was arrested for having sex with a dog that lives in his house. This news may seem weird by national standards, but weirdness like banana-wielding attackersfake python rescues, and sledgehammer-weilding cyclists seem like they're just par for the course in Florida. The website Fark recognized this so long ago, it created a Florida tag to collect all of the state's unique weirdness. But what is it that makes it so strange?

Last August, Brooke did a couple interviews hoping to ascertain why Florida was a nexus of odd news stories, speaking with journalist Will Greenlee (who collects these kinds of stories) and Swamplandia! author Karen Russell. Give it a listen. If you are into the stories I linked up top, there are plenty more like them in this segment.