Friday, March 6, 2015

50 states QAL Georgia

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This week’s block is Georgia


State Flag of Georgia

And some facts about Georgia

On January 19, 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy.

The official state fish is the largemouth bass.

In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.

Georgia is the nations number one producer of the three Ps--peanuts, pecans, and peaches.

Known as the sweetest onion in the world, the Vidalia onion can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville

Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.

Georgia's population in 1776 was around 40,000.

Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The name "Coca-Cola" was suggested by Dr. Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Robinson. He penned the name Coca-Cola in the flowing script that is famous today. Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable.

Bitey Bite!
"Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite!" You hear this phrase quite often today, but most people don't know it actually started in Georgia. Colonials would bind their mattresses with Spanish Moss which brought tiny bed bugs into the mattresses. Bet you'll think twice before using that saying in passing again!

Messy Dessert
You know how Georgians love their sweet things, but on Sunday you have to keep your ice cream cones out of your back pocket.
Carrying ice cream in that pocket is against the law...but only on Sunday!

Gossip Central
By their very nature, rumors are anything but the truth.
That may be your understanding of the gossip world, but someone in Georgia knows better.
They actually passed a law stating you cannot spread a rumor if it is false.

Chicken Chuckles
We know how you love to put that chicken sandwich in one hand and the TV remote in the other, but Gainesville, Georgia will have no more of that. In this city everyone is bound by law to eat chicken two-handed.

Only in Georgia...
Giraffes make great pets because they are large enough to hug you with great warmth when you're sad and they can tower above the other cars when you need to bust through traffic. Unfortunately, you will be limited to parking spaces in Georgia since it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.

"Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Are we almost to Georgia yet?"
This may be a completely innocent term in your family, but it must be stricken from your vocabulary when visiting Jonesboro, Georgia.
The term "oh, boy" is illegal in this city.

Keep it in Your Mouth!
Spitting is just part of a road trip, right? You get a funny taste in your mouth and there is no option but to roll down the window and let it fly. Unfortunately that is only legal in Georgia if you are driving in a truck. It is completely illegal in a car or bus. That probably rules out RV spitting as well.

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Shasta Matova said...

These are cute. Sometimes it makes you wonder what happened that caused each law to be made in the first place!

Michele said...