Let’s face it: There’s a little bit of “Florida Man” in all of us.At least, that’s the idea behind the Florida Man Challenge, a viral social media joke that plays upon the plight of Florida residents who find themselves in strange predicaments – and sometimes in handcuffs.
The challenge started with a simple game: Google “Florida Man” and your birthday to find out what headline turns up.The Florida Man meme dates to 2013, according to website Know Your Meme, focusing on news headlines featuring “bizarre domestic incidents involving a male subject residing in the state of Florida.”
January 2: Florida Man Covers Himself in Ashes, Says He’s a 400-Year-Old Indian, Crashes Stolen Car
January 5: Florida Man Puts Dragon Lizard in His Mouth, Smacks People with It
Jan. 29, 2019: Florida man thought he was stealing opioids but instead got laxatives, police say
Sept. 7, 2018: Florida man, drunk and naked, allegedly set house on fire in failed cookie baking attempt.