Miami Beach pharmacist Benjamin Green invented the first suntan cream in 1944. He accomplished this development by cooking cocoa butter in a granite coffee pot on his wife’s stove.
Miami installed the first bank automated teller machine.
Florida is the only state that has 2 rivers both with the same name. There is a Withlacoochee in north central Florida (Madison County) and a Withlacoochee in central Florida.
Miami has the country’s third largest skyline.
Miami is also the only major city in the country to be bordered by two national parks.
Florida has 663 miles of beaches.
The longest river is the St. John’s River.
Miami’s Brickell Financial District has the country’s largest amount of international banks, hence its nickname “Gateway to the Americas”.
Florida’s largest county is Palm Beach.
Florida is home to the largest poisonous snake in the country, the eastern diamondback rattler.