Florida Officially Named Strangest State, Just In Case There Were Any Doubts

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Given that Florida is the only state with it's own category on strange news emporium Fark.com this shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but we've officially been named the strangest state.

Tableseed.com went through the Associated Press's "strange news" archives from the past year to determine which was the strangest state. Even when adjusting for population, Florida was by and far the winner. Who could forget such classics as "Dead shark left in Miami street after failed sale" and "Man wearing sleeping bag as cape attempts robbery"?

The analysis was also broken down by City, and Miami came in 35th overall, and 4th in Florida behind Tampa, Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie. Somehow though, we just beat out Orlando, a city best known for its anthropomorphic mice. 

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