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Floyd1

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You're right, the heat and humidity in Florida is stifling. The mix of the temperature being in the 90's with the humidity on top of that is what makes it so unbearable and, as you said, it makes people crazy.
Last year a guy was about to drop some building supplies off on our drive. I rushed out to tell him that he had the wrong address. Anyway, I got talking to him and he was originally from Cocoa Beach in Florida, but now lives in Wrexham. Of course I pointed out that he must be insane and asked him why on earth he'd do that. He said he couldn't stand the humidity there.
I'd put up with it though.
 

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Last year a guy was about to drop some building supplies off on our drive. I rushed out to tell him that he had the wrong address. Anyway, I got talking to him and he was originally from Cocoa Beach in Florida, but now lives in Wrexham. Of course I pointed out that he must be insane and asked him why on earth he'd do that. He said he couldn't stand the humidity there.
I'd put up with it though.
Are you sure about that? LOL - here in NJ the summers are brutally hot, the humidity is upwards of 100%, and totally unbearable, you have to run the air conditioners constantly to get any relief. That's when we run down to the Jersey Shore, the beaches are wonderful in that weather.
My parents lived in Florida, they said they had to run from the house to the car and put the a/c on. But of course the Florida winters are wonderful, no snow and ice!
 

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Are you sure about that? LOL - here in NJ the summers are brutally hot, the humidity is upwards of 100%, and totally unbearable, you have to run the air conditioners constantly to get any relief. That's when we run down to the Jersey Shore, the beaches are wonderful in that weather.
My parents lived in Florida, they said they had to run from the house to the car and put the a/c on. But of course the Florida winters are wonderful, no snow and ice!
No, to be fair it would probably kill me now.
 

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I think the net craziness quotient probably has more to do with population density and the fact a large proportion of that population represents interstate immigrants who've inundated the state assuming it was a good place to retire or otherwise while away their lives.
I know! Those Canadians, eh?:rofl:
 

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Man who rammed poo-filled pants down boy's throat walks free​

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/man-rammed-poo-filled-pants-115324832.html

A MAN who rammed soiled underwear down a young boy’s throat has walked free from court.

Stanley Haywood, 42, attacked the child moments after the youngster told him that he had 'had an accident'.

The defendant, of Cirencester, repeatedly asked the child about the mishap leaving him to “feel scared”.

The boy, who had sought help from Haywood, remained silent before heading upstairs to change his dirty clothes and clean himself up.


He went upstairs moments later and found the youngster holding a pair of poo-filled underpants.

“He grabbed them from him and then he was grabbed by the defendant by the back of his head”, prosecutor Keith Ballinger told Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

He added: "He pulled his hair and used his other hand to push the underpants into his mouth.

“Initially he closed his mouth, but the defendant used his hands to open his mouth and push them inside.”
 

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Is it something to do with the oppressive humidity down in Florida that makes people crazy? (I was going to say 'high humidity' but just checked and the humidity here now is actually higher than Miami, even though it's only just above freezing, so that wouldn't have been the correct term).
Well, Florida is at the bottom corner of the US, so crumbs and other detritus just naturally collect there. It's been reported that 10% of Florida residents have a felony conviction. Happy times . . .
 

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Well, Florida is at the bottom corner of the US, so crumbs and other detritus just naturally collect there. It's been reported that 10% of Florida residents have a felony conviction. Happy times . . .
But even so, I'd love to have been there. Especially back in the 80s; Crockett, Tubbs, art deco buildings, boats, great storms, the 'cocaine cowboys', very comfortable trousers, chongas, sunshine, the beach.... mainly for the trousers though.
 

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But even so, I'd love to have been there. Especially back in the 80s; Crockett, Tubbs, art deco buildings, boats, great storms, the 'cocaine cowboys', very comfortable trousers, chongas, sunshine, the beach.... mainly for the trousers though.
Just want to mention it is now majorly overpopulated, and continually hit by hurricanes, even more than we are up north.
Some nice areas, though.
 

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Meanwhile, in Las Vegas ... This man issued a bomb thread at a casino, telling police he had a grenade stuffed up his fundament. Even stranger is the fact this wasn't the first time he'd pulled such a stunt.
Man threatens to explode Las Vegas casino with grenade in his backside

A man is accused of threatening to blow up a Las Vegas casino, telling officers he had a grenade in his body, police said.

Brian Gower, 46, faces one count of making threats of conveying false information concerning an act of terrorism after the incident Friday morning.

... Gower was arrested at The Strat Hotel and Casino after threatening to “blow the building up” ...

Police said while they were talking with Gower, he “was saying random things and talking about Joe Rogan and his ex-wife,” the report said. “At one point, Gower stated to [an] officer that he had a grenade in his [backside] and he wanted to [pass gas].”

Officers said Gower had previously spoken to hotel security, telling them they had 15 minutes to evacuate the building, or it would explode.

Officers did not find any explosives on Gower ...

Gower was arrested in 2021 after making a similar threat in Downtown Las Vegas, records showed.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...t-Stafford-England-Marvin-Gaye/1871644340605/
 

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Meanwhile, in Las Vegas ... This man issued a bomb thread at a casino, telling police he had a grenade stuffed up his fundament. Even stranger is the fact this wasn't the first time he'd pulled such a stunt.

FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...t-Stafford-England-Marvin-Gaye/1871644340605/

With only 6.5 ozs/180g of explosive (in the current US Army grenade), he’d be more likely to redecorate the building than demolish it. Good effort, though.

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Maybe she was wearing a skirt.
 

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An entire Michigan cabin went missing and is presumed to have been stolen somehow.
NOTE: The cabin was relatively small and of modern / modular construction.
Entire cabin reported stolen in Michigan

Michigan State Police investigators are seeking the help of the public to locate an unusual piece of stolen property -- an entire cabin.

The Michigan State Police's Houghton Lake Post said the 12-foot by 28-foot cabin was originally located in Cold Springs Township. ...

The ... owners of the cabin recently reported it was missing, presumed stolen.

The cabin is believed to have been taken sometime between Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...d-stolen-Michigan-State-Police/1491645044994/
 

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Well, it was a while ago. If you drive a lot, you do see some strange stuff though!
Last year we were driving back on the highway from the Jersey Shore, the vehicle right in front of us in the middle lane swerved into the right hand lane to take the upcoming exit. Smacked into the vehicle that was already in the right hand lane, they both went flying all over the highway along with bits and pieces of glass and metal. I quickly swerved to the left to get around and away from them, all we heard behind us were screeching brakes and horns blasting. I have never seen anything like that before right in front of us, it was as if time slows down for a few seconds as you watch and react, as if it was happening in slow motion.
 

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Last year we were driving back on the highway from the Jersey Shore, the vehicle right in front of us in the middle lane swerved into the right hand lane to take the upcoming exit. Smacked into the vehicle that was in the right hand lane, they both went flying all over the highway along with bits and pieces of glass and metal. I quickly swerved to the left to get around and away from them, all we heard behind us were screeching brakes and horns blasting. I have never seen anything like that before right in front of us, it was as if time slows down for a few seconds as you watch and react, as if it was happening in slow motion.
Yes, it's unbelievable how idiotic some drivers are.
 

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it was as if time slows down for a few seconds
Yeah I've been in a similar situation on a few occasions. I think it's something to do with your brain realises that there is a lot of information suddenly 'incoming' that it has to deal with and so steps up it's processing power ridiculously for a short period to enable you to react correctly.
 

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Yeah I've been in a similar situation on a few occasions. I think it's something to do with your brain realises that there is a lot of information suddenly 'incoming' that it has to deal with and so steps up it's processing power ridiculously for a short period to enable you to react correctly.
Yes, it's very strange - you're probably right, the brain allows you to 'catch up' quickly.
 
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