Do you believe that the stars determine your fate? I don't. But this internet challenge got me to rethink my beliefs. Even if for a little while. I just didn't want to miss out on the fun everyone's having on Twitter. And tumblr. And pretty much everywhere on the internet. People are googling the term "Florida Man" plus their birthday (the year is optional) and the news story or stories that show up in the results are what defines their future. Mine was "Squirrel attacks Florida man, rodent was raised by neighbor." Classic Florida man. Scroll down to check out what others got and tell us your fortune in the comments!
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The 'Florida Man' meme became popular after someone created an entire Twitter account, dedicated solely to collecting news headline descriptions of bizarre domestic incidents involving a male subject residing in the state of Florida.
The @_FloridaMan Twitter feed was launched on January 26th, 2013 and the account received over 64,000 followers in just a month.
Now, the Florida Man even has his own subreddit with 443k subscribers. The meme is even entering popular culture. On February 2nd, 2015, filmmaker Sean Dunne released a documentary titled "Florida Man," which features interviews with eccentric residents of the wacky state. Moreover, on March 10th, 2015, the Orlando Sentinel reported that the Tampa-based craft brewery company Cigar City Brewing has launched a beer brand named "Florida Man Double IPA" in tribute to the meme, with the bottle packaging featuring a photoshopped image of Ricky Lee Kalichun's mugshot from @_FloridaMan's Twitter profile picture.