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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.)Fridays are a special wildcard edition where I ask you to determine if the stories are homegrown crazy or imported from other countries. Here are tonight’s stories:

Wisconsin woman performs ritual on dead possum in road, tells it to 'repent,' police say

According to witnesses and a police report, the woman performed a spiritual ritual on a dead opossum in the road, then pulled out a Green Bay Packers lawn chair from her vehicle and urged the animal to "repent."

3 family members who drowned in backyard pool did not know how to swim, police say

UPDATE: Mom, grandpa were trying to save 8-year-old when all 3 drowned, police say None of the three family members who drowned Monday in a pool in the backyard of their East Brunswick home knew how to swim in what has been classified as a tragic accident, authorities said.

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