The Most Popular Riptide Posts of 2014

The Most Popular Riptide Posts of 2014
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What better way to start 2015 than by looking back on 2014?

If our most page view-baiting stories of 2015 are any indication, you guys sure like super local jokes and tabloid stories.

The Most Popular Riptide Posts of 2014
Illustration by Kevin Cannon

1. The Ten Distinct States That Make Up Florida

This is the year Florida overtook New York as the union's third most populace state, but we made the case that in actuality it's pretty much ten culturally and politically distinct states in one.

2. All 34 Cities in Miami-Dade County, Ranked From Worst to Best

While the world thinks of this entire area as just "Miami," we local know that its actually a collection of 34 separate municipalities... and, well, some of those cities are better than others.

The Most Popular Riptide Posts of 2014
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3. Miami Slang Glossary: Pero Like, It's Super-Definitive, Bro

You guys supposably liked this a lot.

4. A Former Taz's Angels Model Has Photo Hacked, Sues to Find Culprit

Taz's Angels are a somewhat mysterious posse of Miami Beach-living psuedo-models, but when one of their former member's private photos leaked to the web she took legal action.

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5. Dan Bilzerian, Instagram's King, Banned From LIV for Allegedly Kicking Woman in the Face

This trust fund baby lives the kind of life that 13-year-old boys only dream of, but he's entitlement and violent tendencies caught up to him at LIV.

6. Miami TV's Jenny Scordamaglia Has Perfected the Nip Slip (NSFW)

A reporter for an online entertainment channels specializes in conducting interviews in tops that barely cover her business ... and sometimes, by design, don't.

7. Heat Fans Need to Stop Thanking LeBron and Start Giving Dwyane Wade Some Credit

At least one of our contributors felt all the well wishes for LeBron's service should be put aside while we concentrate on our original hard court hero.

8. ISIS Beheads Journalist, Threatens to Kill Miami Reporter if Obama Continues Attacks

American journalist James Foley's life began in Miami. It ended tragically in the Middle East.

9. Hialeah Cop Pulls Over Harvard Grad For Playing N.W.A. Song "F*ck Tha Police"

Cesar Baldelomar seems like a regular Hialeah bro, but intact is a law student with a degree form Harvard. So when a cop pulled him over blasting this anti-cop anthem he knew his rights.

10. Graffiti Artist Hid Overnight in Purdy Lounge's Bathroom, Tagged Entire Club

World's thirstiest artist or publicity stunt? The verdict is still out, but here's the details of the question.

11. Miami Has Lowest Quality of Life in America, According to Analysis

NerdWallet ignored our good weather and entertainment options, and got right down to the cold hard economic facts.

12. Congrats, South Florida, You Re-Elected Gov. Rick Scott by Not Showing Up to Vote

Had South Florida shown up to the polls like the rest of the state did we'd likely be getting ready for a brand new Charlie Crist era.

13. The Midtown Miami Heat Mural Has Already Been Defaced

Just hours after LeBron James announced he was heading back to Cleveland, a popular Miami Heat mural in Midtown was defaced.

14. Ultra Music Festival: Female Security Guard Fights for Her Life After "Mob" Trampled Her

A group of unruly EDM fans without tickets to the festival stomped a security guard on their way towards breaking down a fence.

15. Graffiti Artist Demz Dies From Injuries After Police Car Hit Him in Wynwood

Wynwood is covered in Graffiti, but police chasing down one unauthorized artist ended in tragedy.

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