Davy Rothbart is a writer, contributor to This American Life and filmmaker. But he is probably best known as founder and collector of lost things for FOUND Magazine, a publication made of "anything that people have found."
There's been an ongoing debate among the staff in our newsroom about whether Florida really is weirder than the other states. In December, we set out to produce a feature -- one segment -- about the weirdest stories of the year. Those stories spilled into three separate segments, and we could have easily kept going. But still, maybe it just seems like we're weirder because this is where we are, this is what we know. Isn't New Orleans weird? Isn't Chicago?