1. The skunk ape
The existence of Florida’s cheap knock-off of Bigfoot is a bit like the Jaguars winning the Super Bowl: you know you’ll never see it, but it was always fun to talk to someone who believes they will.
2. Simultaneous attraction and aversion to any body of water
In Florida, you know that literally any of the countless bodies of water around you could contain poisonous snakes, mating alligators, violent turtles, ear-seeking amoebas, or scores of other malevolent beings. But when you bike by a lake and it’s 98F with 100% humidity, damn it if a quick dip doesn’t seem worth the risk.