Having lived in Maine and Georgia, I believe they’re both politically and culturally wackadoodle places. Our country just celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (or War of Northern Aggression, depending on where you live), and while Mainers and Georgians think they are wildly different, sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. Maybe we are more alike than we think, in that we govern badly and make weird laws. Take Kristen’s Quiz!
Laws that were or are on the books: Maine or Georgia?
(Note: This fun quiz list was made by doing some very light research on the internets. Please do not send emails.)
1. It is illegal to walk your alligator in public or to own an armadillo.
2. No one may carry an ice cream cone in his or her back pocket on a Sunday.
3. Shotguns are required to be taken to a church in the event of a Native American attack.
4. Firearms cannot be carried in a government building, place of worship, or a bar (unless the owner of the bar says it is ok).
5. The current governor is trying to pass a law to decrease the minimum wage by $2.25 for anyone under the age of 20 for their first 180 days on a job, as well as eliminate the restrictions on the amount of hours minors can work.
6. It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body when in a funeral home or coroner’s office.
7. It is illegal to step out of an airplane while it is in flight.
8. Signs are required to be written in English.
9. It is illegal to sell a car on Sunday unless it comes equipped with plumbing.
10. All sex toys are banned.
All odd numbers are from Maine, all even from Georgia.