Let's face it: There's a little bit of "Florida Man" in all of us.
At least, that's the idea behind the Florida Man Challenge, a viral social media joke that plays upon the plight of Florida residents who find themselves in strange predicaments – and sometimes in handcuffs.
The Florida Man meme dates to 2013, according to website Know Your Meme, focusing on news headlines featuring "bizarre domestic incidents involving a male subject residing in the state of Florida."
The challenge started with a simple game: Google "Florida Man" and your birthday to find out what headline turns up.
Since the challenge took off, countless Twitter users have posted their special "Florida Man" birthday headlines.
I can’t choose between these two #FloridaManChallenge birthday headlines.— Trenni Kusnierek (@trenni) March 21, 2019
4/30/18: “St. Pete police: Witnesses said man showed off body in his shed”
4/30/15: Florida Man High on Meth Jumps on Strangers’ Cars, Surfs Them
Okay, my FL friends are posting about the #FloridaManChallenge, and it's hilarious. (Google "Florida Man" + your birthday & see what news story comes up.)— Emily Burris (@emilyburrisTV) March 21, 2019
W/o further ado... Florida Man Accuses Dog of Shooting Girlfriend in the Leg. 😳😂
Never stop being you, Florida. pic.twitter.com/x5OlMujzzm
If you can't get enough stories about "Florida Man" (or Woman), there are plenty more that could fit the Florida Man challenge. Here are some of our recent "Florida man" headlines:
Contributing: Will Greenlee, Treasure Coast Newspapers
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: This is why everyone is Googling 'Florida man' and their birthday