Old Man Crashes into Clearwater Art Studio

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The Art Studio in Clearwater, FL got a surprise visitor Sunday, when yet another geriatric Florida resident slammed their giant vehicle into a building.

Details are scarce, but judging from the looks of it, he probably just got his accelerator and brakes mixed up. It’s easy to do when age and the hot Florida sun combine to create a state of senility only possible in the Sunshine State.

Clearwater Police Department reported that, “Thankfully, no injuries were reported when this car smashed through the front of a business at 1250 S. Highland Ave. The car was occupied by the elderly male driver and his wife.”

At least it wasn’t a police station this time…

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Hot Air Balloon Crash Lands into Pond Full of Alligators

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A hot air balloon carrying 17 people ended with an emergency landing in an alligator-infested pond.

“Orlando Balloon Rides” said in a statement:

“The pilot of an Orlando Balloon Rides passenger balloon is being praised after making a split second decision to intentionally make a water landing this morning. A change of wind direction at ground level just before touchdown meant the pilot was forced to make a quick decision — risk contact with powerlines, or land the balloon in a nearby retention pond.”

The crash happened near State Road 429 at Western Way, near Disney World. Nobody was injured. Full Story »

Rogue Spider Causes Florida Woman to Crash her Car into a Pole

A 27-year-old Florida woman suffered only minor injuries when her car crashed into a pole Tuesday morning following a spider sighting.
A 27-year-old Florida woman suffered only minor injuries when her car crashed into a pole Tuesday morning following a spider sighting.

COOPER CITY, FL — A Florida woman’s Tuesday morning commute took an unusual turn when she happened to spot a hitchhiking spider perched atop a web above her head. When that spider decided to scale down its silk and land on her leg, things took a dangerous turn. Full Story »

Climate change activist walking barefoot across U.S. killed by SUV in Florida

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Mark Baumer, an activist who was walking barefoot across the U.S. to raise awareness about climate change, was killed in Florida by an SUV driver who officials say veered off the road.

The Washington Post reports Baumer, 33, was a poet and author who started his barefoot journey in October. He walked all the way to Ohio before the freezing temperatures forced him to take a bus down to a warmer Florida and start his trek from there.

“Climate change is humanity’s greatest threat,” Baumer wrote in a post raising money through his journey. “Every day corporations continue to profit from earth’s destruction. I decided [to] cross America barefoot to see if I could save earth. I know this is a lofty goal, but I hope through my walk I can raise awareness about climate change.” Full Story »