The Ten Greatest Gifts Florida Has Given the World
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
This is the pie that lemon meringue wishes it could be. Actually, this is the pie all pies wish they could be.
via Crafty GIrl's Flickr/CC2.0
2. Your Favorite Crime and Thriller Novels
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.