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Weird Georgia Laws
  • If an organization non registered as "non-profit" fails to register their raffle with the local sheriff, that group risks paying up to $10,000 in fines and spending five years in jail.
  • While Georgia operates its own lottery, it "protects" its citizens by making it illegal to promote a private lottery.

  • The term "sadomasochistic abuse" is defined so broadly, that it could possibly be applied to a person handcuffing another in a clown suit.

  • All sex toys are banned.

  • It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.

  • Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.

  • Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.

  • Signs are required to be written in English.

  • It’s illegal to strike a man on the back or front. Source
  • No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.

  • In Acworth - All citizens must own a rake.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - Adult bookstores may not sell alcohol.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - If you want to read your favorite book in public to your friends, do it before 2:45 AM.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - Massage businesses may not sell alcohol on the side.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - Selling two beers at once for the same price is not allowed.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - Though being forced to close your business is bad enough, Athens-Clarke County forces one to obtain a license before holding a Going-Out-Of-Business sale.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - Goldfish may not be given away to entice someone to enter a game of bingo.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - Owners of mules may not allow their animal to roam around Athens unsupervised.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - Persons under the age of 16 may not play pinball after 11:00 PM.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - It is illegal for one to make a disturbing sound at a fair.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - On Mondays, it is illegal for one to whistle very loud after 11:00 PM.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - You may not get drunk on “The Bus?.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - Alabama slingshots may not be used in the city limits.

  • In Athens-Clarke County - No one may bath in Sandy Creek Lake.

  • In Atlanta - Against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.

  • In Atlanta - One man may not be on another man's back.

  • In Columbus - No one may practice the business of tattooing on Sunday.

  • In Columbus - It is illegal to carve your initials on a tree, even if it is on your own property.

  • In Columbus - Model airplanes may be flown so long as they stay on either private property or city property adjacent to the county morgue.

  • In Columbus - Blow guns are not allowed to be used within the city limits.

  • In Columbus - Cussing over the telephone is against the law.

  • In Columbus - No one may tease an idiot.

  • In Columbus - It is illegal to wear a hat in a movie theater.

  • In Columbus - Crosses may be burned on someone else’s property, so long as you have their permission.

  • In Columbus - To swim in any pond in the city, one must wear a ‘suitable bathing suit’.

  • In Columbus - Barber shops may not open on Sundays.

  • In Columbus - Stink bombs are not allowed in the city limits.

  • In Columbus - Picnics are prohibited in graveyards.

  • In Columbus - No person may be buried under a sidewalk of a cemetery.

  • In Columbus - It is illegal to set one price for two beers.

  • In Columbus - Bars may not hold a “Lady’s Night�?.

  • In Columbus - All Indians must return to their shore of the Chattohoochee River by nightfall.

  • In Columbus - The fine for waving a gun in public is higher than actually shooting it.

  • In Columbus - It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.

  • In Columbus - Can't cut off a chicken's head on Sunday.

  • In Columbus - It is illegal to carry a chicken by it's feet down Broadway on Sunday.

  • In Conyers - One may not place a dead bird on a neighbor's lawn.

  • In Dublin - Rocks may not be thrown at birds.

  • In Dublin - A person must obtain a permit to spread rat poison.

  • In Dublin - Persons may not wear hoods in public.

  • In Dublin - It is illegal to play catch in any city street.

  • In Dublin - Cars may not be driven through playgrounds.

  • In Gainesville - Chicken must be eaten with the hands.

  • In Jonesboro - It is illegal to say "Oh, Boy.

  • In Marietta - Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.

  • In Quitman - It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.

  • In Quitman - Cars are not to drive on sidewalks.

  • In Roswell - Erotic dancing is prohibited on Sundays.

  • In Roswell - The flooring of adult bookstores and video stores must be nonabsorbant and smooth textured.

  • In St. Mary's - No spitting on the sidewalk is permitted after dark.

Weird Georgia Law

Drinking was allowed in bars in Atlanta, Georgia in 1969 only if men were wearing suits and ties. Source

 

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