Oh Florida, that little dangly thing hanging off the tip of America. I know, I know, I can see you rolling your eyes right now, but Florida’s not so bad! Just because it’s filled with wacky people doesn’t mean the state is a total waste. Florida’s got the good Disney theme park. They launch freaking rockets from their marshes. That’s cool. Miami is also there, and it’s one of the world’s most popular American cities. Without Florida, the Gulf of Mexico wouldn’t exist … that’s something, right? But, okay, in recent years the state has gathered a bit of a reputation for being somewhat eccentric. That state of mind has also influenced the state’s rules and laws, some of which can be pretty odd.
1. No Computers Here
All the way back in 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved legislation to outlaw Internet cafes in an attempt to cut down on Internet gambling in the state. Unfortunately, oversights in the bill’s wording allowed the legislation to temporarily apply to all devices connected to the Internet. As a result, all computers and smartphones were temporarily (accidentally) banned.