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Andrew dives into Florida's oddities and explores communities that live outside the norm. Discover what makes the Sunshine State a magnet for the weird and wonderful, including sponge divers, frog giggers, ...

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Voodoo Ceremony

Andrew heads to the Halouba Temple to get an inside look at a private voodoo ceremony where participants become possessed by deities as a way to connect with spirits.

101 NE 54th St., Miami, FL 33137

 
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Countyline Dragway

Andrew joins hundreds of locals at a friendly drag race against the cops. While he's there, Andrew samples what's known as the best conch salad in Miami, and it's only sold at this racetrack.

Opalocka Airport, 19999 Okeechobee Rd., Miami, FL 33018

 
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Coopertown Airboat and Restaurant

Andrew heads to this popular spot, known for serving the best frog legs in the state. Andrew and the owner go frog gigging on an airboat in the Everglades to catch fresh frogs.

22700 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33194

 
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Drag Queen Gospel Brunch

Andrew heads to Lips, a club where drag queens host a gospel brunch every Sunday. Andrew goes backstage and is transformed into a diva drag queen.

Lips, 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, FL 33334

 
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Everglades Python Hunt

Andrew meets an expert python hunter in the Everglades who is helping to control the population before it becomes a threat to natural wildlife.

40351 SW 192nd Ave., Florida City, FL 33034

 
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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Andrew visits this state park, where the legend of mermaids has been alive for more than 62 years. He puts on a tail and joins a group of mermaids who perform in one of the daily shows, and learns that being a merman is harder than it looks.

6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606

 
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Sponge Diving

Andrew goes sponge diving using the traditional helmet and suit that the Greeks brought to Tarpon Springs nearly 100 years ago. He eats kavourma, a traditional Greek dish made with 30 pounds of fat and beef stirred with an old wooden oar.

St. Nicolas Boatline, 693 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

 
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Helmet Making

Andrew meets up with a local craftsman who makes traditional copper diving helmets from scratch.

A. Lerios Marine, 1057 N. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

 

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