Governor's bad call in fungal scare
In an embarrassing mistake, Florida Governor Rick Scott gave out a phone-sex number to people seeking information on a fungal meningitis outbreak.
Scott was providing an update on the outbreak at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday when he announced what he said was the hotline's toll-free phone line, but gave out the wrong number.
The governor's office was alerted by a radio station in Tampa, WUSF, which was monitoring the cabinet meeting and posted the number on its website.
The station said it was "quickly notified by a reader that the number instead connected to an adult telephone line."
Callers are greeted with the recording of a woman's voice saying: "Hello boys, thank you for calling me on my anniversary."
A spokeswoman for the governor said he had misread the number and had corrected himself swiftly.