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MERRICK, NEW YORK - MARCH 31: Pat's Farms grocery store worker John Fedash cleans up the used gloves left in the parking lot and shopping carts. Since the coronavirus pandemic people have been discarding used gloves on the ground rather than dispensing them in the trash. The World Health Organization declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11. (Photo by Al Bello/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:

Florida man finds dead body in trash can he says he was holding for owner: report

A Florida man contacted authorities Tuesday after finding a dead body in a trash can he was holding for a friend. An unnamed Windmill Mobile Park resident in Manatee County said he'd been holding a garbage can on his property for months when he noticed a foul smell, according to Herald-Tribune.

Bizarre $79 million find in excavator imported to Australia

A successful western Sydney construction worker is among five people arrested over an international plot to smuggle almost 450kg of MDMA into Australia inside an excavator. Tony Maaz, of Bankstown, was arrested on Wednesday morning after border officials intercepted the heavy duty haul when it landed on Australian shores from the UK earlier this year.

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