At Year End, Florida Keeps a Strong Grasp on its Weird News Reign

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With its eternal voting confusion and occasional manatee riders, this year, the sunshine state was not only home to twins involved in military scandals but also to a 70 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton fossil, along with six others. Obviously illegal, owner Eric Prokopi pled guilty to smuggling charges today and Ty (yes, the fossil has a name) will eventually be returned to its native Mongolia. Really makes us look forward to whatever Florida has to bring in 2013.