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Georgia Funny 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.
-Movie houses that want to show films on Sunday must reserve one showing a month for religious material.
-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.
-No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.
-You have the right to commit simple battery if provoked by "fighting" words.
-It is illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless the shades are down.
-It is illegal to take a bath of orange peel.
-Signs are required to be written in English.

Georgia City Laws

-All citizens must own a rake.
Athens-Clarke County:
-Adult bookstores may not sell alcohol.
-Dances are not allowed between 2:45 and 7am.
-Massage businesses may not sell alcohol on the side.
-Selling two beers at once for the same price is not allowed.
-One must obtain a license before holding a Going-Out-Of-Business sale.
-Goldfish may not be given away to entice someone to enter a game of bingo.
-Owners of mules may not allow their animal to roam around Athens unsupervised.
-Persons under the age of 16 may not play pinball after 11:00 PM.
-It is illegal for one to make a disturbing sound at a fair.
-On Mondays, it is illegal for one to whistle very loud after 11:00 PM.
-Drinking on buses is illegal.
-Alabama slingshots may not be used in the city limits.
-No one may bath in Sandy Creek Lake.
-Against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
-One man may not be on another man's back.
-No one may practice the business of tattooing on Sunday.
-It is illegal to carve your initials on a tree, even if it is on your own property.
-Model airplanes may be flown so long as they stay on either private property or city property adjacent to the county morgue.
-Blow guns are not allowed to be used within the city limits.
-Cussing over the telephone is against the law.
-No one may tease an idiot.
-It is illegal to wear a hat in a movie theater.
-Crosses may be burned on someone else’s property, so long as you have their permission.
-To swim in any pond in the city, one must wear a ‘suitable bathing suit’.
-Barber shops may not open on Sundays.
-Stink bombs are not allowed in the city limits.
-Picnics are prohibited in graveyards.
-No person may be buried under a sidewalk of a cemetery.
-It is illegal to set one price for two beers.
-Bars cannot sell alcohol under price during "Happy Hour".
-All Indians must return to their shore of the Chattohoochee River by nightfall.
-The fine for waving a gun in public is higher than actually shooting it.
-It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.
-You can't cut off a chicken's head on Sunday.
-It is illegal to carry a chicken by it's feet down Broadway on Sunday.
-It is illegal to sit on your porch in an indecent position.
-One may not place a dead bird on a neighbor's lawn.
-Rocks may not be thrown at birds.
-A person must obtain a permit to spread rat poison.
-Persons may not wear hoods in public.
-It is illegal to play catch in any city street.
-Cars may not be driven through playgrounds.
-Chicken must be eaten with the hands.
-It is illegal to say "Oh, Boy.
-Every head of household must possess a firearm of some kind.
-Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.
-It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
-Cars are not to drive on sidewalks.
-Erotic dancing is prohibited on Sundays.
-The flooring of adult bookstores and video stores must be nonabsorbant and smooth textured.
St. Mary's
-No spitting on the sidewalk is permitted after dark.
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