WTF Florida: Robbery Ruined When Men Butt Dial Boss

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Illustration by Alvaro Diaz-Rubio
A lot of weird things happen in Florida. We're here every Friday morning to give you the week's weirdest.

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Photos From Inside the Dozier School for Boys, Florida's Most Haunted House

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Photo by Bullet
The cemetery at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida
"I don't believe in ghosts," Bullet says. "But that is one of the creepiest places you could find."

Bullet is an urban explorer: a twenty-something Miamian who sneaks into abandoned buildings and photographs their bones. This time around, however, he came a little too close to the real thing. He's talking about the Arthur G. Dozier School: officially known as the Florida School for Boys. Unofficially known as Florida's most haunted place, thanks to scores of recently disinterred kids' graves. But Bullet didn't know any of that when he and a buddy crept into the school three years ago.

"When we went, all we knew is that it was an old school," he says. "At the time I didn't think much of it. Then a year later it was in the news. All these accusations come up and I was like: Wow, I know that place."

See also: Dozier School Dig Unearths Bodies of at Least 55 Boys

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WTF Florida: Man Arrested For Drug Dealing Tells Officers His Occupation is "Drug Dealer"

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Florida Graphics Company Uses Noose in Ad, Is Not Sorry About It

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News: Troubling image creates trouble.
Seasalt and Co. is a Florida-based company that creates custom Photoshop tool packages for graphic designers. That should be a relatively controversy-free business, but yesterday the company took to Facebook to announce an upcoming package of tools. It's called "The Hanging Tree" and was advertised with a chilling image of a noose dangling from a tree.

Twitter outrage followed swiftly, but the company is not apologizing for offending anyone. Not even close.

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Family of Dead Baby That Wound Up in Dumpster Sues Mortuary

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The discovery was made on September 5, 2014.
In one of 2014's most chilling local stories, a homeless man scavenging for food in the dumpster outside of a U-Gas station in North Miami found a box with the remains of a deceased newborn inside a dumpster.

Now the child's family has filed a lawsuit against a mortuary that may explain how the incident happened.

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WTF Florida: Drunk Couple Slept in Dumpster, Woke Up in Garbage Truck

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Florida Had More Than Half of the Nation's Shark Attacks in 2014

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Once again, Florida has lead the nation in shark attacks. What? Did you think Utah or Nevada were going to pull out a surprise victory?

The Sunshine State saw 28 shark attacks in 2014, which made up more than half of the nation's total 54 shark attacks, according to the University of Florida International Shark Attack File. Luckily, none of them were fatal, and indeed only three people died from shark attacks anywhere in the world last year.

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A Florida Man Movie Exists, but It's Probably Not What You Think

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"I do want I want, when I want. Take two naps, three naps a day if I want. Early morning nap. Late-morning lap. Early-evening nap. That's basically what we do." -- an interview subject in Florida Man.

Florida Man the movie isn't about the internet's obsession with weird things happening in our state. Nor is it about what happened to the lives of men behind some of those viral headlines. In fact, it's not necessarily illuminating about anything unique about Florida at all.

You know those guys who hang around outside gas stations and sandy exurban dive bars at night, whom you never talk to? Turns out they have a lot to say. That's what the film is about, even if it doesn't have anything to say itself.

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WTF Florida: "Dead" Cat Rises From the Grave Five Days Later

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WTF Florida: Radio Station's Porn Star Foursome Contest Prize

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