In 1979, An Entire Science Class Went "Berserk" After Being Hypnotized

On October 25, 1979, students at a Miami military academy experienced a frightening outbreak of sudden mass hysteria that began in a science class and spread throughout the school. A newspaper article published the next day used a single-word headline to mull the cause: “DEMONS?” Demons? Probably not. » 8/26/15 4:05pm Wednesday 4:05pm

Floridians Won't Stop Drowning Tortoises They're Trying to "Set Free"

Gopher tortoises, who enjoy being on land where they're able to maintain such basic functions as breathing and not dying, cannot swim. Which is why Florida would like to ask its residents to stop "helping" the tortoises find their way to the ocean's cold, watery depths. » 4/07/15 9:49am 4/07/15 9:49am

The Python Invasion Of The Everglades Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Invasive Burmese pythons, descended from former pets that were released into the wild, are doing an incredibly effective job of wiping out anything that's small, furry, and native to the Everglades. And a new study published this week shows that the local wildlife basically has no defense... except » 3/19/15 11:10am 3/19/15 11:10am

The mystery of Florida's monster eyeball has been solved

Last week, a softball-sized eyeball washed ashore in Florida. At the time, researcher Charles Messing guessed the eye belonged to a swordfish. A day later, Deep Sea News' Craig McClain got in touch with Sönke Johnsen, "an expert on everything visual in marine organisms" (awesome, right?). Johnsen told McClain the… » 10/15/12 12:30pm 10/15/12 12:30pm

CVS unwittingly accepts return of used enemas, re-sells them to customers

Everyone has a hobby. For Florida resident Ronald Eugene Robinson, that hobby used to involve going to his local CVS, buying a six-pack of enemas, using those enemas, carefully re-sealing said enemas in their original packaging, and then returning them "unopen and unused" to the CVS from whence they came. » 10/12/12 2:20pm 10/12/12 2:20pm