What is the 'Florida man' challenge and why is it trending online?

File image of Florida

File image of Florida

If you haven't Googled your birthday and Florida Man, I strongly urge you to now. Now, people are googling their date of birth and "Florida Man" to see what freakish headline was made on their birthday. People are posting the results all over the internet and we're seeing an impact here in Sarasota, where older ABC7 stories are seeing a renewed interest!

But keep trying. There are 365 days in the year, Florida man has been busy, you know a lot of people, and they all have birthdays.

My result was this: "Florida man attacks gas station clerk with hot dogs, corn dog stick over beer, cops say". For example, if your birthday is June 7, you'd search for Florida Man June 7. Then, like all good things, they must post the answer on social media.

As mentioned above, my birthday is September 7, so I got "Florida man, drunk and naked, allegedly set house on fire".

Theories abound as to why there are so many insane crime stories from Florida. Maybe Google started it to evilly steal just one more bit of data about you!

Another user commented: "Where do I collect my prize?" for his February 28 headline: "Florida man who allegedly threatened family with Coldplay lyrics ends standoff after SWAT promises him pizza". "Our top stories of the day?"

"Florida Man who allegedly threatened family with Coldplay lyrics ends standoff after SWAT promises him pizza".