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Florida ranked the worst state in the nation in every way, according to popular website

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-30 12:29:18-05

FLORIDA — The worst state in the nation in every way. That's the newest "honor" Florida has been given. 

Thrillist has created a list to rank each of the 50 states "based on everything," in its Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States. The list ranks the states based on their contributions to America, according to their website. 

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"Think inventions, food/drink, somewhat productive famous people, unique physical beauty, etc.," the website says.

Florida came in dead last at number 50.

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"When putting together a list such as this, there can be some temptation to defy popular expectations, and go against the grain. However, Florida’s awfulness resume is so staggeringly impressive that it couldn’t go any other way. You were born for this. Embrace it," the website states.

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Florida is in the bottom five with Delaware, Ohio, Arizona and Utah. 

Michigan was declared the number one state 'in every way'. Followed by Maine, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Louisiana. 

Click here for the full rankings.

Thrillist must not have taken all of the many contributions Florida has made to society into consideration when compiling this list. 

Here are a few things to thank Florida for:

  • Air conditioning
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Amazon Prime
  • Gatorade
  • Tropicana Orange Juice
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Tervis drinkware
  • Sunscreen
  • Pub Subs
  • IBM Personal Computer
  • Bondo
  • Amos Cookies
  • Burger King

Those are just a few things Thrillist should consider when creating its next list, because many American's could argue that without Florida, life wouldn't be the same.

For now, Thrillist, we will have to agree, to disagree. 

Mary Stringini is a Digital Reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter @MaryWFTS.