25 Random Laws
Serving alcohol at a bingo game is not allowed.
It is prohibited to sleep in a parked vehicle.
Impersonating a town sealer, auctioneer, corder of wood, or a fence-viewer is against the law.
It is illegal to excavate any city street.
Hitting a vending machine that stole your money is illegal.
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.
People are forbidden from walking in and/or down alleyways.
You must stop and call City Hall before entering town in an automobile.
It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.
Barber shops may not open on Sundays.
Men who deflower virgins, regardless of age or marital status, may face up to five years in jail.
Failure to flush a public toilet after use may result in very hefty fines.
Margarine producers can’t make their margarine yellow.
It is illegal for a trumpet player to play his instrument with the intention of luring someone to a store.
The state game rule prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks.
Drivers of city vehicles must respect all traffic rules just like the rest of us.
A railroad my not remove itself from a town of more than five hundred people.
No one may sing the alphabet on the streets at night.
Any hotel in the city limits must have a water bucket and a hitching post in front of the building.
It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.
Elephants are not to be taken into the downtown area.
You may not fish on Sundays for salmon.
It is illegal to die in the Italian village of Falciano del Massico, as issued by the mayor (tongue-in-cheek)
Town fathers, reflecting the pet peeve of hearing their town’s name mispronounced ‘Jolly-ETTE’ when all local folk know it’s pronounced ‘Joe-lee-ETTE’, made pronouncing it Jolly-ette a misdemeanor, punishable by a $5 fine.
It is considered an offense to shower naked.