At the intersection of U.S. 19 and State Road 50 lies Weeki Wachee Springs, one of the oldest roadside attractions in Florida, where the Mermaid Theater has drawn visitors for decades. Photographer Annie Collinge spent three days at the springs last year after reading about it online. “I’m always interested in things that are fake but kind of a bit real. It fit in perfectly because they are professional mermaids but obviously they’re fake,” she said.
Florida’s Strange and Beautiful Mermaid Theme Park (via Slate)
The Jacksonville, Florida, sheriff’s office released a description of a man they say allegedly became so upset after another car maneuvered around him in the Chick-fil-A drive-through lane that he produced a semi-automatic handgun and fired a round into the offensive customer’s car. The bullet shattered the car’s rear window and no one was hurt. The suspect, who is also said to have uttered “some various curse words” just before the incident, fled on foot after yesterday morning’s shooting, apparently because he chickened out.
Chick-fil-A Customer Shoots Car That Cut in Front of Him in Drive-through Line (via Grub Street)