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Weird Laws in Georgia

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List of strange state laws on the books in Georgia. These rules and regulations were passed by the Georgia state legislature, or in an individual in Georgia city, and for one reason or another, were never overturned, remaining active on the books until this day. Almost every city and state has some outdated, old-fashioned or even nonsensical laws on the books, and they can come about for a variety of reasons. Most frequently, the laws appeared in the books following a court ruling on a specific case, that then set a common law precedent from that point on.

Strange or unnecessary laws have become a popular source for humor, online and more generally in popular culture. TV shows like "The Simpsons" have had a lot of fun with the notion of small towns having peculiar regulations on the books. (In one episode, Mayor Quimby is surprised to find out the town charter mandates that all ducks wear long pants.)

Often, "dumb laws" as reported on websites and in humor books have been shown to be inaccurate. This sometimes happens because a real, sensible law has been exaggerated or misunderstood, turning into something that sounds silly or ridiculous. Other times, it is simply the result of a hoax being repeated enough times to gain some kind of credibility. If you think any of the laws on this page are not accurate or do not remain active in Georgia, let me know in the comments below.
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    Donkey in bathtubs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Donkey in bathtubs Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.

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    Teasing an idiot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Teasing an idiot No one may tease an idiot. (Columbus)

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    Rake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Rake All citizens must own a rake. (Acworth)

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    Sadomasochistic abuse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

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

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    Wearing hoods is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Wearing hoods Persons may not wear hoods in public. (Dublin)

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    Oh Boy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Oh Boy It is illegal to say “Oh, Boy. (Jones Boro)

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    Illegal selling of beers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Illegal selling of beers It is illegal to sell two beers are once for a single price. For example, a bar can’t run a 2 Bud Lights for $5 special. (Athens-Clarke County)

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    Indians is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Indians All Indians must return to their shore of the Chattohoochee River by nightfall. (Columbus)

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    Eating chicken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Eating chicken Chicken must be eaten with the hands. (Gainesville)

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    Sex toys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Sex toys All sex toys are banned.

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    Swimming in a pond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Swimming in a pond To swim in any pond in the city, one must wear a ‘suitable bathing suit’. (Columbus)

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    Person buried is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Person buried No person may be buried under a sidewalk of a cemetery. (Columbus)

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    Ice cream cone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Ice cream cone No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.

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    Playing Pinball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Playing Pinball Persons under the age of 16 may not play pinball after 11:00 PM. (Athens-Clarke County)

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    Living on a boat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Living on a boat You cannot live on a boat for more than 30 days during the calendar year, even if just passing through the state.

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    Reading your favorite book is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

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

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    Model airplanes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

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

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    Adult bookstores is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Adult bookstores Adult bookstores may not sell alcohol. (Athens-Clarke County)

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    Massage businesses is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Massage businesses Massage businesses may not sell alcohol on the side. (Athens-Clarke County)

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    Picnics is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Picnics Picnics are prohibited in graveyards. (Columbus)

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    Carving your initials is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Carving your initials It is illegal to carve your initials on a tree, even if it is on your own property. (Columbus)

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    Profanity is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

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

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    Peanut Products is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Peanut Products At Nickajack Elementary School, all peanut products are banned, even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. (Cobb County)

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    Whistling loud is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

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

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    Tattooing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Tattooing No one may practice the business of tattooing on Sunday. (Columbus)

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    Chicken’s head is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Chicken’s head Can’t cut off a chicken’s head on Sunday. (Columbus)

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    Erotic dancing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Erotic dancing Erotic dancing is prohibited on Sundays. (Roswell)

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    Barber shops is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Barber shops Barber shops may not open on Sundays. (Columbus)

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    Selling corn flakes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Selling corn flakes It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday. (Columbus)

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    Spitting is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Weird Laws in Georgia

    Spitting

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