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50 Insane Facts About Florida

50 INSANE FACTS Florida ABOUT DIRECT VILLAS Florida INSANE FACTS ABOUT GEOGRAPHY 01 02 Cape Canaveral, Florida is America's Florida is similar in primary launch pad for space flights size to England and Wales combined http://www.5ostates.com/facts/florida.htm#.Ub7LWfnVCzQ http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_facts_about_Florida 05 03 Key West has the highest recorded average 04 Key Largo, on the Florida Keys is known as the Dive Capital of the World Clearwater is the city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita in the United States temperature in the United States http://www.thingstodo.com /states/FL/facts.htm об Siesta Key beach won an award in 1987 for having the finest whitest beach sand in the http://www.internetąclassrooms.com/ state_geography/florida_state_ information_and_fun_facts.htm world. It is 99% pure quartz crystal 09 The Greater Orlando area is home to 71 skyscrapers, the tallest of which is the SunTrust Centre in downtown. and is therefore cool to the feet http://www.squidoo.com/fifty-florida-fun-facts 07 Florida 08 No matter where you are in Florida you are never has 1197 statute miles of coastline and 663 miles of It stands at 441 feet (134 meters) more than 6o miles from the ocean beaches http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=oY_Okrb_WaA http://www.mydestination.com/orlando/ regionalinfo/6178696/interesting- facts-about-orlando INSANE FACTS ABOUT LA WS 10 According to state law every building used for public purposes has to have outward opening doors due to the strong winds which occur during hurricane season 11 It is illegal for anyone wearing swimwear to sing whilst in public 12 13 14 Parachuting is great fun in Florida, but for an unmarried woman it is illegal on Sundays It is illegal in the Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon state to skateboard without a license http://www.rv-travel-with-kids.com/ interesting-facts-about-florida.html owner 15 State law highlights that if an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle. http://weirdfacts.com/Weird-State-Laws/weird-florida.html 16 17 Highway Patrol officers in Florida Under Florida state law it is illegal to lose their bonuses if they are 15 lbs overweight sell your children. http://www.dumblaws.com/laws /united-states/florida http://www.express.co.uk/fun/top1ofacts/406778/Top-10-facts-about-Florida INSANE FACTS ABOUT THEME PARKS 18 19 The estimated annual attendance at Disney's Magic Kingdom® Park is 17.2 million, followed by Epcot with 10.9 million, Disney's Hollywood Studios with 9.7 million and Disney's Animal Kingdom with 9.5 million. Walt Disney World® Resort encompasses 30,500 acres, making it approximately the same size as San Francisco. The Rock 'n Roller Coaster - starring Aerosmith at Disney's Hollywood Studios - launches you at a speed of o to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds 21 23 More than 75 million Cokes are consumed each Approximately 46 million people visit Walt Disney World Resort annually year at Walt Disney World Resort along with 13 million bottles of water. Guests also http://www.orlando-florida.net/press-releases/ 50-things-you-dont-know-about-disney-world.htm 62,000. That's how many people it takes to create the magic at the Vacation Kingdom gobble 10 million hamburgers, 6 million hot dogs, 9 million pounds of French fries and more than 300,000 pounds of popcorn 24 If you stacked the number of standard Every day an average of 210 pairs of sunglasses are turned in and, since 1971, an estimated 1.65 million pairs of glasses have found their way into the "lost" bin. On an annual basis, autograph books sold annually, it would match the height of 200 Cinderella Castles. Add the Princess-style autograph books and, end to end, the books would reach 88 miles into space Lost and Found cast members collect more than 6,000 cell phones, 3,500 digital cameras, 18,000 hats and 7,500 autographbooks Aaney 26 How many stones are there in Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom? NONE. The whole shell of the building is fiberglass 28 Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom (just under 200 feet) is the tallest attraction at Walt Disney World Resort, followed by The Twilight ZoneTM Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios (199 feet), Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle (189 feet), Spaceship Earth at Epcot (183 feet), Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom (180 feet) and The Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom (145 feet) The Earffel Tower, Disney's Hollywood Studios water tower landmark, would wear a hat size of 342¾ 30 Magic Kingdom 450,000 mowing miles is what it takes to maintain 2,000 acres of turf. For the record, those mower miles are the equivalent of 18 trips around Earth at the equator ranks as the 3rd most popular tourist attraction in the world http://corporate.disney.go.com/media/ news/Fact_WDW_Fun_Facts_08_06.pdf http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=oY_Okrb_WaA 31 32 Mickey has more than 290 outfits, from a scuba suit to a lighted tuxedo. Minnie? She has more than Disney World decorates more than 1,500 Christmas trees at holiday time. 200, from cheerleading attire to evening gowns Orlando's Wet N’ Wild waterpark is the first water park in the world. It is 33 STRETCHED end-to-end, the hats with Mickey ears sold at Disney World would span about 175 miles. also one of the few water parks that can stay open 365 days of the year! http://www.statesman.com/news/travel 40-fun-facts-for-disney-worlds-4oth-anniversary-1/nRh6/ http://www.mydestination.com/orlando/regionalinfo /6178696/Interesting-facts-about-orlando OTHER ATTRACTIONS INSANE FACTS ABOUT 35 Happy hour begins at 9AM 36 Key West has more bars per capita than any other place in the country at the Schooner Warf Bar Key West http://voices.yahoo.com/ 25-fun-facts-key-west-florida-1273627.html 37 Golfers love Florida. In fact, many professional golfers call Florida home. Florida has more golf courses than any other state in the country http://seaworldparks.com/Roridafacts 38 39 Over 30,000 lakes and 1,000 golf Florida has 34 commercial wineries that produce both Vinifera and native Muscadine wines courses in the state http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=oY_Okrb_WaA http://www.northwest-florida-travel.com/ florida-fun-facts.html RANDOM FACTS INSANE FACTS ABOUT 40 Gatorade was named after the University 41 Florida's oldest tree is 3500 years old and is still standing strong. It's a Cypress tree called the "Senator" and is located just north of Longwood at Big Tree Park of Florida Gators where the drink was first developed http://www.thingstodo.com/states/FL/facts.htm http://www.squidoo.com/fifty-florida-fun-facts Miami installed the first bank automated teller machine (ATM) especially for rollerbladers who couldn't go into the banks to use cash machines. 43 44 About 50 million visitors a year visit Orlando yet surprisingly only 2 million of them are Once a year, thousands of Floridians stand at the state line and toss dead fish into Alabama. It's the annual Mullet Toss hosted by Flora-Bama Beach Bar in Pensacola international visitors http://www.squidoo.com/20-weird-facts-about-the-great-state-of-florida 45 Tampa's Clearwater Beach is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the "most days of sunshine." http://www.tripcart.com/usa-regions/Central-Florida,Fun Facts.aspx#GuidellTopl 46 48 Florida produces about 75% of the U.S. oranges and accounts for about 40% of the world's orange juice supply Platinum selling rapper Tramar Dillard goes by the moniker THIDA http://www.greenlionrealty.com/Blog/ interesting-florida-facts%E2%80%94/ 47 Florida is the 29th most obese state in the country as a tribute to the state he was born and raised in. http://planet-florida.blogspot.co.uk/ 2012/02/20-fun-florida-facts.html http://www.sharpseniors.com/a/ strange-unknown-facts-about-florida 49 50 The first suntan It is the only place on earth where lotion was invented by Miami Beach pharmacist, Benjamin Green in 1944 alligators and crocodiles co-exist in the same habitat. http://www.jazzhostels.com/blog/ 3629-15-cool-facts-about-mi- ami/blog/3629-15-cool-facts-about-miami/ http://www.paradisecoast.com/cms/d/fun_facts.php DIRECT VILLAS www.directvillasflorida.com Florida

50 Insane Facts About Florida

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Here is an excellent infographic by UK based website Direct Villas Florida offering facts about Florida. The infographic has sections about geography, laws, theme parks, other attractions and random facts.

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