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Crazy Badass Storms Through Traffic Arm, Jumps Rising Drawbridge

Well, we've got a new candidate for Time's person of the year. Or at least the badassof the year. We just don't know their identity. 

In a move that can be described as "sick," "dope," and "really f*cking cool," an impatient driver in Daytona Beach, Florida, decided to take a risk and drive over a rising drawbridge instead of waiting with all the sheep who would prefer to abide by the law. The spectacle was caught on camera, and seriously looks like something out of an action movie.

While we were hoping this daredevil would come out of this scot-free, the stunt was not well-received by police, who believe they've identified our new hero. Though this may be the most talked about instance of Evel Knievel-ry, it seems like jumping over drawbridges is a "Florida Man" trait. A motorcyclist made the dramatic leap last month, and we've even seen footage of a dude running over a bridge with JUST HIS FEET. It's true that these shows of cojones are dangerous and sometimes deadly, so while we're celebrating this instance of success, we must urge you not to try this yourself. Thanks to the videos below, you can enjoy the thrill (and some entertaining reactions) from home. 

Funny and crazy video of dude in SUV jumping over a drawbridge in Daytona Beach, Florida
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Florida Man Headlines That Serve Up The WTF

We've asked this before and we're gonna ask it again: what the actual f*ck is in Florida's water supply? Like, is it some sort of radioactive sh*t? Florida Man might as well be the name of a superhero at this point - a superhero that does absolutely nothing useful but entertain us.

Funny headlines about "Florida Man" | Florida Man Accused Attacking Girlfriend With Banana Thursday, Jan 2,2014 Updated 3:03 PM EST Recommend 3.2 Send 8+113 View Comments (99) Email Print Twoet 232 Pasco County Bhes Offioe | Florida man climbs atop playground equipment at Clearwater park, tells kids where babies come
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20 Fresh 'Florida Man' Headlines Filled With Insanity

Though it's been a while since we last covered the antics of "Florida Man," the meme is still very much alive. Just take it from President Barack Obama, who namechecked the meme during his speech at FIU this past Saturday. After criticizing the current president's penchant for insulting his opponents and suggesting people inject bleach, Obama proceeded to roast Donald Trump:

"That's not normal behavior. Florida. You wouldn't tolerate it from a coworker. You wouldn't tolerate it from a high school principal. You wouldn't tolerate it from a coach. You won't tolerate it from a family member. Florida man wouldn't even do this stuff."

While some may find the joke to be a tasteless mockery of Floridians, most of us know that the meme is in good fun. Who doesn't enjoy reading about ludicrous, imaginative crimes that almost seem fake? Sensitive dullards, that's who. For everyone else, we've put together a solid roundup  of fresh Floridian insanity, with the help of @daily.florida.man. If you're looking for more, we suggest following the account. We're willing to bet Florida Man won't be calming down anytime soon.  

Funny and fresh Florida Man memes and moments, crazy headlines, donald trump, barack obama | Florida Woman Repeatedly Tells Cops Her Name Is "My Butt Just Farted" | Florida Man Accused Stealing Cat Blood Clinic Florida Man Accused Stealing Cat Blood Clinic
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Freaky And Funny Florida Memes & Headlines

Residents of Florida really make it easy to make fun of the sunny southern state. We mean no disrespect, but these Florida Man headlines and dragging memes are endlessly entertaining. Florida is kind of like that little brother that you love but can't help but poke fun at. If you like these memes and headlines, there's more where that came from.

Florida Man, Florida people, florida headlines, florida memes, crazy people, olive garden mug shot, pasta, florida man pasta | black panther Someone: acts normal Florida don't do here | FOX 61 News Florida man arrested outside Olive Garden after eating pasta belligerently
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Heroic Man Saves His Puppy From Jaws Of An Alligator

Richard Wilbanks, a 74-year-old man from Florida had his instinct take over when his 3-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Gunner, was grabbed from an alligator and dragged under the water. 

The scary moment took place in Wilbanks' backyard pond in Estero, and the moment Wilbanks jumped into the pond to rescue Gunner was recorded on a surveillance camera. The dramatic footage reveals Wildbanks waist-deep in the pond as he wrestles with the gator's jaws to free his dog Gunner from them. 

Wilbanks describes the terrifying moment to CNN, "We were just out walking by the pond and it came out of the water like a missile. I never thought an alligator could be that fast. It was so quick. I just automatically jumped into the water." He also added that opening up the gator's jaw was "extremely hard" and that his hands were left "chewed up" afterward. He also added that he went to the doctor afterwards for a tetanus shot. And Gunner was of course taken to the vet after the incident where he was treated for one puncture wound in his belly.

Thanks to Wilbanks courage and rescue without hesitation, his adorable pup Gunner is doing just fine. From now on, Wilbanks will be keeping Gunner on a leash and far away from the water's edge. 

"Our pets, they're just like family to us," Wilbanks concluded. 

Story via Insider

heroic man jumps into pond after alligator that grabbed his puppy, he wrestles with the alligator's jaws and frees his dog - thumbnail includes two images one of the man working to open the alligator's jaw to free his dog and one where the dog escapes the alligator's jaws
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The year was 2010. Motion capture technology was all the rage, and someone at the The Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida had a great idea. Why not use rapidly obsolete-looking technology to design a simulation-style game for middle-school girls? And the goal of that game? To promote abstinence, baby. It's hard to find anything about it, so the project may easily have been scraped, but we wish there was a playable copy somewhere. Honestly it's really hard to tell if times ever change or everything is the same forever.

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Kids start school again in just a few weeks and things are not looking good. Let's just say, we're really glad that we're not in school anymore...

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Florida Inmates Comfort Shelter Dogs On July 4th

We hope everyone is having a wonderful (and safe) 4th of July weekend! As many animal lovers already know, when it comes to the 4th of July celebrations, the loud bangs by the fireworks can absolutely terrify those poor pups. Well, one amazing county is doing their part for their dogs and their community. The Brevard County Sherrif's Office, Florida, had county jail inmates comforting dogs at the animal care center, during the 4th of July fireworks. 

How amazing is that?

This is so wonderful for both sides. According to the original post by the sheriff's office on Facebook, "What originally started as a suggestion by a number of our citizens turned into an amazing idea to help calm our homeless pets, so tomorrow night, for the second year in a row our Chain Gang and other work crews will be comforting the dogs at the Animal Care Center by reading to them, playing with them, and even feeding them treats during the peak hours of celebration on Independence Day."

The overall goal? Not only to calm those terrified dogs during the peak hours of fireworks but to help build and "instill a sense of purpose and compassion in the inmates that will hopefully aid them as they transition back into society once they have served their time."

Just a beautiful idea all around. Kudos to Brevard County Sheriff for taking on such a wonderful initiative! 

Unfortunately, there are no surfaced photos of the event as of yet but it's too lovely of a story not to share! 


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Flashback to the time that State Attorney Aramis Ayala was pulled over by the Orlando Police, and proceeded to show them what actual power looks like. The cop's reaction when he was asked for his card was priceless. That and the moment he spews something off about her windows being "really dark." 

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Winter Hits Florida, People Lose It (16 Tweets)

Winter made its way over to Florida, and let's just say that the Floridians were not ready for the colder temperatures. Things like having to hunt down a suitable coat, amidst iguanas literally falling from trees have made for quite the wild predicament. 

Winter hits Florida and people react in hilarious fashion on Twitter | Hypothermia Iguanas Falling Trees May Smell Burning Dust #haiku #FloridaWinter Wind Chlls 20s 30s Iguanas Falling Trees Space Heater Fire Hazard Hypothermia People& Pets May Smell Buming Dust Tuming on Heat This Is Normal. FLORIDA IS CLOSED BUSY TRYING FIND OUR JACKETS
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It's So cold in Florida That Iguanas Might Start Falling From Trees

Only in Florida... As temperatures drop to unusually low levels across south Florida this week, the National Weather Service warned residents to keep an eye to the sky. "Don't be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s," the NWS said. Iguanas, which are cold-blooded lizards, slow down and stiffen up when temperatures drop to a certain level. It's at this point they tend to lose grip of trees. The NWS urged Floridians that while they may be stiff and motionless, the displaced iguanas are not dead"

Iguana falling from trees in Florida | Falling Iguanas Possible Tonight Iguanas are cold blooded. They slow down or become immobile temps drop into 40s. They may fall trees, but they are not dead.
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The Adventures of Florida Man

Thanks to some interesting laws that make it way easier to get ahold of arrest records, there are a disproportionate amount of wacky crime stories that come out of Florida. So now we have Florida Man. He's not the hero we necessarily want or need, but he is the hero who we certainly deserve.

Wacky, crazy, wtf headlines about a Florida man | mug shot tweet by SammysGotJokes not saying he's right, but get Florida man kidnaps scientist make his dog immortal
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U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Poor And Exhausted Pup Struggling In The Water

Thank you, U.S. Coast Guard for being there and caring for all living things! 

Off the coast of Florida, the crew stationed at Fort Byers received a call of a pup in distress and jumped into action! 

In a dramatic video, shared on the U.S. Coast Guard Twitter page, you see the boat carefully pull up alongside the stranded pup who is struggling to stay above water. The crew was able to reel the dog onto their boat and delivery the pooch back to shore -- and back to the owner. 

Story via NY Post

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