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'Florida Man Challenge' puts spotlight on our most-popular 'Florida Man' stories

Posted at 10:48 AM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 10:56:08-04

A viral challenge is once again making its rounds on social media and this time, it involves our state's most prized possession... The Florida Man.

Before we go any further, let's be clear, there's a difference between a "man from Florida" and a "Florida Man." A "man from Florida" is just that, someone who lives, or used to live in the sunshine state and avoids the spotlight. A "Florida Man" is the type of person who mows their lawn in the nude and makes headlines for it or calls 911 to say his wife is a black widow spider. Yes, both of those things happened and yes, we were as shocked as you are right now.

The latest challenge has everyone googling "Florida Man" and their birth month and date to find out what kind of "Florida Man" they are based on the headlines that pop up. Take a pick from the stories highlighted in your search results to determine the "Florida Man" side of yourself.

Now, the challenge is making us all reminisce about some of the most ridiculous "Florida Man" stories that have made our jaws drop over the years and it's putting a spotlight on some of our ABC Action News headlines.

So, here's a list of our TOP 15 most-visited stories surfacing again because of this viral challenge:

There were quite a few Florida stories that made us laugh, cry or say "oh my" in 2017 as well. Check them out here.