To know us is to love us.  We may do some weird things in Florida, but what state’s residents don’t?  I mean can we talk about all of the people moving here, the insane traffic, the astronomical prices of homes.  We must be doing something right down here.

Our state may be a little wacky in the headlines, but Floridians (and transplants) are big on personality.  The crew over at Only In Your State put together a list of 12 Weird Things Floridians Do.


  • 1. We coexist with gators, bugs, snakes, and sharks like it's no big deal

    Alligator in grass


    They’re hard to avoid when they’re everywhere.  Golf Courses.  Neighborhoods.  Pools.

  • 2. We'll walk casually through rain without an umbrella

    Young man standing in the rain with eyes closed and arms out


    It’s just a little bit of water.

  • 3. We'll wear flip-flops year-round

    group of people standing in a circle wearing flip flops


    Nobody has time for socks.

  • 4. We're pretty nonchalant about hurricanes

    Hurricane on map


    We’re not getting worried until we hear Cat 5 or see Jim Cantore in town

  • 5. We're obsessed with a grocery store



    Two words.  Pub Sub

  • 6. We have annual passes to theme parks

    Islands of Adventure Theme park lit up at night in Orlando

    Inspired By Maps/Shutterstock

  • 7. On New Years Eve, we drop a giant shoe with Sushi in it (Sushi is a drag queen)

    New Year's Eve 'Drops' Sure to Dazzle Key West Revelers

    New Year's Eve partiers unwilling to endure cold-weather festivities, like the traditional "ball drop" in New York's Times Square, can find exuberant celebrations and far warmer temperatures in the Florida Keys. Key West visitors can choose from several lighthearted takeoffs on the Times Square gala as midnight approaches Friday, Dec.


  • 8. We dress up like pirates on days other than Halloween

    Man and woman in pirate costumes in Tampa for Gasparilla

    Caleb Kurtz/Shutterstock

  • 9. We'll break out a sweater when it hits 60 degrees

    Woman in sweater on the beach

  • 10. We make Key Lime everything

    Key lime cakes and slices of key lime pie

    Joni Hanebutt/Shutterstock

  • 11. Christmas here is a little bit different

    Palm Trees with Christmas Lights


  • 12. We practically come out of the womb knowing how to swim

    babies in pool floats


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