When the Union abandoned a fort in Florida, they left behind a single soldier as caretaker. When the Confederacy marched on the fort, the lone soldier refused to surrender without a receipt for the fort. He received one, and the fort was taken without a shot fired.
After all the local swans were eaten by alligators a Florida woman wrote to Queen Elizabeth for assistance. The Queen provided two royal Swans. The swans alive in Lakeland today are their direct descendants.
Fireworks are totally illegal in Florida, but are sold to ordinary people in huge quantities via hundreds of stores across the state to anyone who signs a waiver saying they’re for agricultural use to scare birds away from crops.
A Florida man tossed an alligator through a drive-thru window. He was charged with “assault with a deadly weapon.”
The Mayor of Lake Worth, FL swam across the Lake Worth Lagoon in 1998 to raise awareness of how dirty it had become. After completing the swim, he spent three days in the hospital and nearly died.
There’s a resort near Disney World that is just for kids with terminal illness and their families. There is no waiting list and they won’t turn away any child. It was started by a Holocaust survivor.
A statue of ‘homeless Jesus’ sleeping on a bench was installed in Orlando where the homeless are banned from sleeping on benches.
In 1994 a 75-pound bag of cocaine fell out of a plane and landed in the middle of a Florida crime watch meeting.
The area code of Brevard County, Florida is “321”. This is due to the county being the home of the Kennedy Space Center.
In order to be fair to all religions, in addition to Bibles, kids in some Florida schools are also going to have access to literature from their local Satanic Temple. The most intriguing of the documents to be passed out to interested children is an activity book including puzzles and coloring pages.
In Orlando Florida, heavily-armed SWAT teams raided nine barbershops and arrested 34 people for barbering without a license.
The mayor of Key West, FL declared war against the United States, surrendered after one minute, and applied for one billion dollars in foreign aid.