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Old 05-01-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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Neat facts about Florida

Miami is closer to Cuba than to Orlando

Pensacola Florida is closer to Evansville Indiana than to Miami Florida

extreme NW Florida is closer to St Louis and Bloomington Indiana than to extreme SE Florida

extreme NW Florida is closer to the Bootheel in Missouri than to Tampa

Orlando is less sunny than Fairbanks in May June and July

Fairbanks Alaska has longer summer days than anywhere in Florida

Pensacola Florida is further WEST of Isla Mujeres Mexico

Miami Florida is closer to Cancun Mexico than it is to Pensacola Florida

extreme western Florida is further west than extreme eastern (water border of) Illinois and extreme eastern (water border of) Wisconsin

South Padre Island Texas is warmer than Orlando at night all months of the year

Karamay China has warmer average temperatures in its hottest month than Orlando has in its hottest month (Karamay has winters like Winnipeg)

Rahway NJ has warmer average high in July than Miami does
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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"Fairbanks Alaska has longer summer days than anywhere in Florida"

And of course longer winter days than anywhere in Florida.

Another one is that record highs in July and August on Long Island, NY are higher than in Key West.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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"Fairbanks Alaska has longer summer days than anywhere in Florida"

And of course longer winter days than anywhere in Florida.

Another one is that record highs in July and August on Long Island, NY are higher than in Key West.
are you sure that the Winter days in Alaska are longer?

and aren't all days 24 hours.

But I think Alaska being so north has longer summer days and shorter winter days. (meaning length of daylight)
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:15 PM
 
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Cattle and ranching did not originate in the West nor in Texas - as much as people would like to believe the movie industry - it started in Florida!

Some of the largest cattle ranches in the country are in Florida.

There is a kind of a horse native to Florida called the cracker horse....

So on and so on.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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I don't know if most people know that Florida is in 2 time zones, Pensacola and an area of the panhandle leading to it are in the central time zone.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:12 PM
 
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Florida has the 3rd largest population of nesting Bald Eagles in the USA,
behind Alaska and Minnesota.

Florida has approx 1450 pairs of nesting Bald Eagles.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:15 PM
 
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Cattle and ranching did not originate in the West nor in Texas - as much as people would like to believe the movie industry - it started in Florida!

Some of the largest cattle ranches in the country are in Florida.

There is a kind of a horse native to Florida called the cracker horse....

So on and so on.
And....

Today, there are more than 1 million head of cattle and 15,000 beef producers throughout Florida. Florida ranks 12th in overall cattle numbers nationwide.
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:02 AM
 
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Interesting facts and here is another California and Florida produce half of the country food.
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Old 05-02-2015, 03:33 AM
 
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Cattle and ranching did not originate in the West nor in Texas - as much as people would like to believe the movie industry - it started in Florida!

Some of the largest cattle ranches in the country are in Florida.

There is a kind of a horse native to Florida called the cracker horse....

So on and so on.
Ummm, no, it didn't.



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Old 05-02-2015, 05:06 AM
 
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Clearwater is west of all of South America.
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