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Chuck Bean


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 9 and 10 o’clock hours 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:

A tourist who took sand from a beach in Italy has been fined more than $1,000

A French tourist has been ordered to pay a €1,000 ($1,200) fine after attempting to fly out of (CNN) - Sardinia with more than four pounds of local sand in his luggage. The Italian island's idyllic white sand is protected, and tourists face fines and even jail time for removing it from local beaches.

An 80-year-old who disappeared while out hiking turned up at his own missing person appeal

London (CNN) - An 80-year-old man who went missing while hiking during a hailstorm was reunited with his family at a press conference staged to try and find him. Harry Harvey was reported missing at 1.30 pm on Sunday after he became separated from his walking partner while out hiking in the Yorkshire Dales, in the northeast of England.

Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday nights at 9 and 10pm if you want to play along.