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25 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Florida

Lived here all your life? New to the state? Here's some stuff you probably didn't know!

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    Florida's highest point is only 345 feet at Britton Hill.

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    The tiki bar featured in the video for Alan Jackson's "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere" video is the Square Grouper in Jupiter, FL.

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    Florida has over 1,300 golf courses!

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    Florida is the fourth most populous state in the U.S., behind California, Texas, and New York.

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    In Florida it is illegal to touch a manatee and is punishable by a $500 fine or a jail term of up to 60 days.

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    Haulover Beach is the only officially legal nude beach in the state of Florida.

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    The Florida Department of Transportation has a Roundabout Guide.

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    In 1996, the first automated bank teller machine especially for rollerbladers was installed in Miami.

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    Venice, FL is known as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World. Collecting prehistoric sharks teeth has been a favorite pastime of visitors and residents of the Venice area for years.

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    In January 2010, it snowed in Daytona.

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    Flips flops are completely acceptable footwear all year round.

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    You can take a virtual trip to Key West via their 46 webcam locations.

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    The largest lake in Florida is Lake Okeechobee.

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    Kid Rock paid $3.2 million dollars for a beachfront home in Jupiter Inlet Colony and painted a huge American Flag on the garage door.

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    Florida is the #1 state for snowbirds; someone from the U.S. Northeast, U.S. Midwest, Pacific Northwest, or Canada who spends a large portion of winter in warmer locales. The Florida Snowbird Season runs from October/November through April/May.

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    Movoto.com has named Florida the Most Stressed Out State in the U.S.

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    The United States city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater.

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    Florida is not the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii is farther south.

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    It is a law in Florida that doors of all public buildings must open outwards.

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    Miami Beach pharmacist Benjamin Green invented the first suntan cream in 1944. He accomplished this development by cooking cocoa butter in a granite coffee pot on his wife's stove.

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    Florida receives over 41 million visitors each year.

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    Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where the drink was first developed.

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    The last set of FCAT scores were released in June 2014. In 2015 Florida will shift to a new exam to match the Common Core Standards.

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    Flo Rida's stage name was inspired by his home state of Florida. His real name is Tramar Dillard.

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    Key West has the highest average temperature in the United States.

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