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MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: A sparsely attended beach is seen as the city announces a state of emergency to try and prevent the spread of the coronavirus on March 12, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. As Spring Break arrives in the area the city hopes to have measures in place to help fight COVID-19, including limiting large gatherings. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about absolute disaster people. In that spirit each night during the 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.)

Tonight we tried something a little different as these two stories both hail from right here in the U.S.A. One from the East Coast and one from the West and both absolutely unbelievable. Here are tonight’s stories:

 

Philly shuts down dumpster pools: 'We are not screwing around'

The city of Philadelphia is asking people to refrain from swimming in dumpsters after a block party rented trash bin and turned it into a makeshift swimming pool over the weekend. Online news site Billy Penn first reported that a group of people rented a dumpster, filled it with water from a fire hydrant, and created their own pool.

TikTok teens find suitcase full of human remains on Seattle beach

The U.S. teens who were filming a video for TikTok say they found an abandoned suitcase full of human remains on a Seattle beach. The video, which has since gone viral, shows two teenage girls clambering down a rocky shore where they find a black suitcase at the water's edge on Friday.

Be sure to tune in each night at 10pm if you want to play along.