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Throwback Thursday - Florida Bugs 101 #TBT

Ines Hegedus-Garcia
ines@miamism.com

Time for a laugh, especially after The Miami New Times makes a set of Miami Emojis.  This "cucaracha emoji" reminded me of the post we did on Florida Bugs.

15 things to know about Florida bugs

1.  Another name for mosquitoes is B-52’s

2.  Cockroaches can get so big that you can catch a ride on them

3.  A favorite Florida pastime is to see who can snort the most no-se-ums without choking

4.  According to Chris Griffith, the unofficial Florida State Bird is The Mosquito

5.  Best selling fragrances in the stores are known as “Cutter Bug Spray” and “DEET”

6.  Citronella candles are a common household item

7.  Grasshoppers are so big they look like lobsters

8.  If a perfect stranger smacks you in the face for no particular reason, just nod and thank them

9.  If you see people doing a strange dance on a sandy beach, don’t join them – it’s probably sand fleas

10. There are 3 seasons in Florida – rainy season, hurricane season and love bug season

11. Dayngr can attest to having seen mosquitoes the size of a small Volkswagen

12. Love Bugs can get so intense that there are windshield washing stations along the Florida Turnpike for the splattering nuisances

13. Dragon Flies are so fast that they can chase you down the expressway

14. You are not a Floridian if you have never gotten hit in the face by a flying Palmetto Bug

15.  Florida Ticks don’t just suck blood, they are known to drink Mojitos

For those of you relocating to Miami, please realize that this article, although true, is for entertainment purposes – some of the descriptions given may be slight exaggerations.


ines 11th June, 2015

This #TBT brings memories from @ChrisGriffithFl and @DayngrZoneMedia http://t.co/mokcdSP0vU #goodtimes w some @MiamiNewTimes humor

ines 11th June, 2015

Throwback Thursday – Florida Bugs 101 #TBT http://t.co/mokcdSP0vU http://t.co/BEde5WP9xi

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