Rapper Flo Rida Is Selling a Laser DJ Toy Called Beamz® By Flo

Rapper Flo Rida—who you may know from such places as Samsung TV events, clubs that can't even handle him right now, and NBA Finals games he is kind of not invited to—is selling some weird DJ toy called Beamz® By Flo. From what we can tell from watching this video advertisement three times, it plays from a selection of… » 9/10/13 12:40pm 9/10/13 12:40pm

Of Course Florida Might Deploy Drones To Combat Mosquitoes

Take any completely outlandish idea and put the word 'Florida' in the same sentence and all of a sudden it makes a lot more sense. The state, known for its roaming gangs of blood-sucking mosquitoes, is hoping to take to the skies to help battle the menace by using camera-equipped drones to spot shallow pools of water… » 8/13/13 12:53pm 8/13/13 12:53pm

Giant Damage-Causing Snails Are Aggressively Invading Florida

Yeah, so giant African land snails are infesting southern Florida. They're the kind that can eat through plaster and stucco and they get as big as rats. When the rainy season ends in a few weeks the population will explode. It's a bad situation. » 4/14/13 8:30pm 4/14/13 8:30pm

A Horrifying 100-Foot Sinkhole Swallowed a Florida Man in His Bed

Last night a Florida man awoke to a very real nightmare as the floor of his bedroom collapsed out from under him. The sinkhole that spawned beneath his home late Thursday simply enveloped the room—and its sole occupant—with no warning, leaving almost nothing behind. » 3/01/13 9:54am 3/01/13 9:54am

The Big Bad Wolf Ain't Got Nothing on the World's Only Category 5…

When Hurricane Andrew rolled ashore in South Florida back in 1992, it destroyed $27 billion worth of property. The storm was the third most destructive to ever hit the US, an outcome due in part to the insufficient building codes of the time. Structures simply weren't built to withstand the storm's fury. These days,… » 9/12/12 11:30am 9/12/12 11:30am

Kennedy Space Center's Going to Host the Nerdiest Triathlon Ever

Have you ever thought about running a triathlon? And are you a big nerd? Well, you're reading Gizmodo so chances are you're at least half way there. Next year, for the first time ever, the Kennedy Space Center is going to open their gates for an awesome sporting event. » 8/16/12 11:20am 8/16/12 11:20am

Man in Underwear Stabs His Computer with a Samurai Sword When Police…

Florida doesn't get weirder than this: Kamil Mezalka, a 21-year-old man, stabbed his hard drive with a two-handed Samurai sword after the police stormed his house looking for evidence of child pornography. He apparently did all this in his underwear while the police were present. » 5/10/12 3:40pm 5/10/12 3:40pm