#22. “Without Florida there would be no astronauts.” There ARE no astronauts any longer. The government pulled the plug on manned spaceflight (out of Kennedy Space Center or elsewhere) last year. #24. “Plus, very few people are actually from Florida, which helps combat petty tribalism.” FL is actually the 4th most populous state (pop. over 19 million). 1 in every 16 Americans lives in Florida, and sorry folks but despite the cliche nowhere near all of them are retiree transplants.