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ST AUSTELL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: The Eden Festival of Light and Sound lasers illuminate the interior of the Mediterranean Biome at The Eden Project on November 23, 2016 in St Austell, England. A new laser light and sound show curated by acclaimed light artist Chris Levine aims to bring all the colours of Christmas to Eden and will run from on selected nights from tomorrow to December 30 at the home of the world-famous Biomes in Cornwall. Visitors standing on the viewing platform will be able to watch lasers pierce through the darkness to create a canopy of light, painting the Biomes and the plant displays with festive colours whilst inside the Mediterranean Biome there will be the stage for a choreographed performance of after dark music and light. (Photo by Matt Cardy/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 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 is today’s story:

Florida man shines laser at sheriff's helicopter, leads officers to him and his meth, deputies say

A Florida man who pointed a laser at a sheriff's helicopter led authorities to him and his baggie of methamphetamine, deputies said Thursday. Stephen Walter Gladu, 33, of Riverview had the drugs in his pocket when he shined the green light three times at the pilot, temporarily blinding him early Monday, the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said.