Ponce de Leon "discovered" Florida on April 2, 1513, looking for the fountain of youth. Florida's current population of people over 65 years of age is more than 4% higher than the national average.
He set foot on tropical sand,
so sure he'd find the fountain,
the elusive elixir of immortality.
Instead, he got a mortal wound,
a painful death in a place very far
Now his fountain feeds the Rat King's realm,
entices wrinkled, shivering refugees
who grow no closer to youth
than Botox® will allow.