3 Florida Man headlines that are weird AF
stock photoPhoto byPhoto by Dan Parlante on UnsplashonUnsplash. God bless Florida. Since moving to Orlando a little over a year ago, I have been so entertained by how different and straight up weird this state is. And that's not meant as insult. In this day and age where everything becomes grayer and grayer with time, living in a weird place keeps you feeling young, even when your knees sound like firecrackers each time you stand up.Read full story
The Top 3 Richest Neighborhoods in Orlando
A lovely home in Lake Nona (Orlando, Florida)Photo byPhoto by Eric Ardito on UnsplashonUnsplash. I absolutely love my apartment. I do not know how I got so lucky to live in a place everyone thinks is a bougie hotel for the past year. But honestly, as a 34-year-old woman, I can't help but dream of a ballin' house sometimes. And while it's going to be a long-term goal for me to reach a status where I can afford to live in one of the nicest (aka richest) neighborhoods in Orlando. But in the meantime, it doesn't hurt to gather a little information. So without further ado, here are the top three richest Orlando neighborhoods so we can daydream together.Read full story
This Florida urban legend about a toilet spider is absolutely wild
The Florida "Butt Spider" or the two-striped telamonia, also known as Telamonia dimidiata. Local to certain Asian rain forests.Photo byarian.suresh from Chennai, India. I don't know about you, but I have a real pension for stories that make you say: "WTF did I just read?" And urban legends have a way of giving that exact vibe when you're hankering for some weird. And honestly, nothing is weirder than stories that come out of Florida. I assure you, this is a compliment. I've lived in several states and the stories are completely yawn worthy, save for California, and Florida gives my home state a run for their money, that's for sure. Especially with this urban legend. I've been on a hunt for non-spooky urban legends around Florida, and I had to do a double take when I read through this one because WOW. This is one scary and weird urban legend. I love it. Let's break it down.Read full story
The true tale of the Miami Zombie is absolutely tragic
Rudy Eugene's mugshotPhoto byPublic Domain File: Rudy Eugene mugshot Miami-Dade County. Yeah, I get it. Halloween is over. Thanksgiving is only days away and then Christmas right around the corner. There's no more room for spooky stories and mysteries that'll make you keep the lights on, right? Wrong. There are such a thing as people who love all things spooky year-round, and if you're one of them, boy do I have a story that'll keep you awake better than twenty Red Bulls.Read full story
3 more crazy animal-related Florida Man news stories
Florida wildlife stock photoPhoto by Dan Russo on Unsplash. Since moving to Orlando a year ago, two things have become very clear to me: Florida wouldn't be Florida without two things: the wildlife and Florida Man stories. And it seems a good chunk of you agree, because the comments of my other animal-related Florida Man news story list popped off. I was going to share more of my favorite animal-related news stories regardless, honestly, because there are too many to list, but at least now I have a valid excuse.Read full story
3 crazy Thanksgiving-related Florida Man stories to feed your appetite
Stock photo of a Thanksgiving dinnerPhoto by Jed Owen on Unsplash. Honestly, I can't believe it's already November 21. In just a few days, People will be gathered around tables, stuffing their faces and falling into food comas while watching "Home Alone 2". But Florida Man will still not be resting. I truthfully didn't think Florida Man Thanksgiving-related stories were a thing. I'm not even sure what possessed me to Google "Florida Man Thanksgiving", but I am glad I did because boy did so many amazing stories come up that I had no idea existed. Living in Orlando has opened my eyes, let's just say that. And after hours of reading, I've collected my top three of the craziest Thanksgiving-related Florida Man stories because I'm in the giving spirit. Let's get to it.Read full story
3 Crazy animal related Florida headlines you might not believe
A gator in Naples, FloridaPhoto by Brian Yurasits on Unsplash. When I moved to Orlando a year ago, one thing I realized very quickly is that when it comes to animals, Florida is buck wild. If you're a transplant from out of state, that is one thing I don't think you can prepare for: the animals in Florida. The first day I arrived at my apartment complex there was a massive crane toolin' down the sidewalk, and later on I saw gators behind a gate on my way to work. No one even flinched. I haven't gotten too close to any crazy animal situations since, but there has been a flood of incredible Florida animal related news stories trickling in and plenty in the pool to research. And I'd love to share a few of my favorites with you, because they are definitely discussion worthy and I'd love to hear your thoughts.Read full story
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" was inspired by this real Florida "Freak" Retirement Town
Gibsonton, FloridaBoston Public Library on Openverse.com. I still remember when American Horror Story: Freak Show aired. I was in the thick of my obsession with American Horror Story, and had been waiting very impatiently for the new season that would feature a "carney" theme, which we'd all soon discover would develop to cover the troubles lives of freak show performers in Jupiter, Florida, trying to simply live in a world that despises them.Read full story
Christmas never ends in this cool little Florida town
The famous Santa Statue in Christmas, FloridaRusty Clark on Openverse.org. I'm not sure about you, but when the Christmas spirit is in the air, it drums up the need for me to get cozy and watch or learn about some mysteries. I'm not entirely sure. Maybe it's because my family's go-to holiday movie was Home Alone 2 and I've spent thirty years watching ten-year-old Macaulay Culkin figure out how to take down two hair-brained robbers or not, but December is the time to be mystified.Read full story
3 insane Florida Woman news stories
Stock photo of a woman on the beachPhoto byPhilippe Murray-Pietsch on Unsplash.comonUnsplash. There’s always a lot of talk about Florida Man. And rightfully so. He is the absolute image of what every male in Florida should be. With his mullet whipping in the wind and gas-station sunglasses glinting in the sun, he is the absolute model of the American dream.Read full story
3 Florida Man stories that made me say: "Wow!"
Stock photo of shocked childBen White on Unsplash.com. I don't know about you, but I love a good news story. Particularly of the "awwww" or "wowww" variety. And honestly, I've lived a lot of places and few stories are more "wow" worthy than Florida Man news stories.Read full story
Do you believe the center of the earth is in Lee County, Florida?
A map of "The Interior World", from The Goddess of Atvatabar by William Bradshaw (1892).Public domain on Wikipedia. I don’t know about you, but I love a good theory. Learning about the different thoughts and beliefs of people is a truly fascinating experience, especially when they get so far, we’ll say, “out of hand” that they start developing entire cults dedicated to them.Read full story
Is it even safe for Orlando women to visit the chiropractor anymore?
Sometimes I really wish I wasn't trying to be more current and up to date on news. Sometimes I still wish I was thirty-four and ignorant to the world around us. But, this can be a costly mistake as the world becomes increasingly more hostile (in my opinion) around us. Especially for women.Read full story
This Winter Park urban legend absolutely blew my mind
The Winter Park sinkholeAnthony S. Navoy, USGS, firstname.lastname@example.org Public doman on Wikimediacommons. For those of you who've been with me a while, you know that I have a variety of interests and I get bored easily. You can thank my ADD for that, or possibly the fact the world is too amazing to have one secular interest. As much as I love spooky things, the things I love to learn about branch out into all areas of weird. And I have to say I am extremely happy to have stumbled across this urban legend about Winter Park that absolutely blew my mind.Read full story
Should Florida be stopping doctors from providing gender treatments to children?
LGBTQ protest. Stock photoDennis Lawley on Unsplash.com. So this is a very, very interesting topic. Heated, controversial, all of the above. But it's wildly important, so we're going to talk about it. It's also an issue I didn't know existed until my mom brought up the recent news story, featured here by The New York Times in an article published on November 4.Read full story
Are you brave enough to visit the "Most Haunted Bar in Florida"?
The Palace Saloon-the Oldest and (maybe) most haunted bar in FloridaJosh Hallett on Flickr.com. I’m not a big drinker. I never have been, even when I dealt blackjack in multiple backwoods bar/casinos and I was surrounded by it. I like a Pina Colada or to shoot back a shot. No in between. I prefer a more leafy green medicine, but that’s beside the point. My point is, I’m not sure why I’m thinking about bars today, namely haunted bars (and one in particular), but we’re gonna roll with it and learn something together because I’ve never heard of this incredible bar and I have to talk about it.Read full story
3 Florida Man headlines that made me laugh until I cried
Florida Man laughing. Stock photoBrian Lundquist on Unsplash.com. I don’t care who you are or how little of a heart you have, everyone loves a good chuckle. It’s just a fact. And honestly, nothing has made me chuckle more lately since I moved to Orlando than Florida Man headlines. Sure, much like the rest of the world I was aware of Florida Man, but not until I moved here did I really start to appreciate the beauty of Florida Man headlines.Read full story
3 of the Most Shocking Florida Man Stories I’ve Ever Read (So Far)
I’m not sure why I’m on a Florida kick lately, but I’m here for it. Honestly, living in Florida, it’s kind of a given. If there isn’t a new “ Florida Man” story in the news at least 4-5 times a week, I feel like we’d all think the apocalypse is coming. Now that I’ve lived in Orlando for a year, I’m realizing that Florida Man discussions and news are as much a part of Florida life as the massive storm outside right now that popped up out of nowhere even though we had one like, a week ago.Read full story
The #1 neighborhood in Orlando might not be what you think
A beautiful neighborhood in OrlandoEmens on Unsplash. When I moved to Orlando, I knew nothing about the area. Obviously. But it would've done me well to do some research. I love my luxury apartment complex, but it is smack in the middle of the worst area of Orlando. Each time someone new comes to visit me, they always comment about why anyone would bother to put a luxury apartment complex in this part of town. I've had my car stolen, a man was caught doing terrible things in the elevator,and sometimes random people who don't live here will just walk in and ask you to use your phone charger. True story.Read full story
3 of the Most Romantic Date Ideas in Orlando
Stock imagePhoto courtesy of Jonathan J. Castellon on Unsplash.com. I don't know if it's because the holiday season is here bringing a sense of togetherness or I'm just bored, but I've been thinking a lot about dating, specifically around Orlando. Admittedly, I've been a bit of a hermit since moving to Orlando a year ago, but I have ventured out once or twice for a night out and done some pretty unique things I'd love to share.Read full story