The Ten Greatest Gifts Florida Has Given the World

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Florida sometimes gets treated like the dong of America. The rest of the country is constantly laughing at us, but do you all not realize how much we have given you? You start your day by drinking our orange juice and then dare to poke fun at us during the rest of it. Perhaps you don't realize what we've done for you.

1. Key Lime Pie

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This is the pie that lemon meringue wishes it could be. Actually, this is the pie all pies wish they could be.

2. Your Favorite Crime and Thriller Novels

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Sure two Pulitzer Prize-winning novels were set in Florida (The Yearling and Rabbit at Rest), and the Sunshine State is also responsible for classics such as Their Eyes Were Watching God, Swamplandia, and whatever Hemingway wrote in Key West, but Florida's key contribution to your library is your favorite crime novels and thrillers. From John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee novels to Elmore Leonard's Florida work to Carl Hiaasen and Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series. We offer you the beaches to enjoy and the perfect page-turners to read while you're there.

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David Alejandro
David Alejandro

and one of the best ones i"ve had is at Vicky Bakery in Miami Lakes.

David Alejandro
David Alejandro

No, no The Cuban Sandwich came from here. There's no such thing in CUBA.

Alex Alvarez
Alex Alvarez

The cuban sandwich came from cuba not south florida..

kris_337
kris_337

@Jessica Zoladz
STFU, Wegmans doesn't even sell Tabacco products.  Newyork sucks, and the weather sucks, and the people there suck. & PS don't you ever insult Publix again, unless you are looking to get your booty spanked, and thrown in the kitchen !!

Frank Perez Toledo
Frank Perez Toledo

Elections! We give the rest of the Country a good chuckle every election!

Pedro M Ross
Pedro M Ross

Actually, as a Cuban American, I'm glad you didn't put them on the list.

Pedro M Ross
Pedro M Ross

What? You didn't put Pit Bull and Scarface in this list?

Jessica Zoladz
Jessica Zoladz

The author has obviously never been to Wegmans. Call it "The 9 Greatest Gifts" and leave Publix out of it, please.

robert.n.nielsen
robert.n.nielsen

In regards to the publix subs. Yeah they are pretty damn good. But if you head north theres a convience store chain called Wawa. Wawa makes the greatest subs ever!! thedy just opened a location in Orlando. But they started in NJ.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

 

................................you totally forgot FLORIDA gave the world:   oH MARco ! - the boy wonder from "exiled" parents and divine inspiration and dumb as a rock yet unable to stop talking from all sides of his mouth who can both agree and disagree on a single decision whereas only HE knows for sure where he stands yet can turn on a dime and most likely will spend next  july and august in IOWA if someone helps him find it - "we the people" of south florida have him right where we can keep an eye on him yet not letting him get seriously involved in anything down here

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.............................what FLORIDA has given the world is natural stuff like ORANGES and man-made stuff like MICKEY MOUSE but except for the SEMINOLE indians everyone else is from somewhere else = period

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.....................how did we "give the world" PUBLIX when they never left the state ?

northbeach069
northbeach069

@frankd4 Hes a blogger who must come up with daily top ten lists. Give the little fellow a break.

Gabby_Gabby
Gabby_Gabby

@frankd4 Actually Publix has stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee as well.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

 

.............okay but that's still a very small definition of "the world"

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

 

................somehow i can't imagine a PUBLIX in SYRIA

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