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Acworth: All citizens must own a rake.
An old law in Columbus, Ga., made it illegal to sit on your porch in an indecent position.
A Kennesaw, Ga. law makes it illegal for every homeowner not to own a gun, unless you are a convicted felon, conscientious objector or disabled.
Against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
Atlanta: Against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp; One man may not be on another man's back.
Columbus: 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.
Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.
Gainesville: Chicken must be eaten with the hands.
Georgia has 75 laws on how to build rice paddies, even though the state has only one rice farm left. Rice was the state's No. 1 crop before the Civil War. But right after the war, a hurricane destroyed all the paddies and ponds. It was too expensive to replace them without slaves, so the Rice State began growing peaches, peanuts and other crops.
Georgia officials were revising their state laws in 1981, and noticed they still allowed pensions for Confederate widows. That week the last widow died. Lawmakers bowed their heads, and deleted the law.
In Atlanta, Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
In Columbus, Georgia it is illegal to sit on one's porch in an indecent position.
In Georgia, movie houses that want to show films on Sunday must reserve one showing a month for religious material.
It is illegal in Georgia to use profanity in the presence of a corpse.
In Quitman, It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
It is illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless the shades are down.
It is illegal to say "Oh, Boy" in Jonesboro.
It is illegal to take a bath of orange peel.
It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.
It used to be against the law in Jonesboro, Ga., to utter the words, "Oh boy."
Jonesboro: It is illegal to say "Oh, Boy"
Kennesaw: Every head of household must possess a firearm of some kind.
Marietta: Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.
Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.
No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.
One man may not be on another man's back.
Signs are required to be written in English.
St. Mary's: No spitting on the sidewalk is permitted after dark.
Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.
You have the right to commit simple battery if provoked by "fighting" words.
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