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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 25: A lone man is seen taking a selfie from the rock pools at North Bondi Beach on December 25, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Bondi Beach is a popular tourist destination on Christmas Day. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)

If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about people and animals acting badly and the wild happenstance of life. In that spirit each night during the 9 and 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.) Here are tonight’s stories:

Australian Uses Wheelie Bin to Steal Almost $10k Worth of Cowboy Hats

A man in Australia was arrested this week for stealing thousands of dollars worth of cowboy hats, stuffing them into a wheelie bin and fleeing the scene just before dawn. The 32-year-old allegedly broke into a business in the town of Scone, in New South Wales' Hunter region, at about 5.30AM on October 27.

Is that a headless body on the beach? Well, not really

A woman walking a Florida beach thought she had come across a decapitated body. Thankfully, it just turned out to be the type of figure you'd see showing off clothing from a store window. The headless mannequin spotted on Perdido Key near Pensacola was covered with barnacles and other sea life, according to Ocean Hour, a nonprofit that organizes beach clean-ups.

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