Georgia November 07, 2015
11 Shocking Things You Had No Idea Happened In Georgia
If you thought the
incredible facts about Georgia were wild, what until you read about these! There are some pretty strange and quacky things that have happened in Georgia. I bet you had no idea these 12 shocking things happened in Georgia!
1. There is an airtight room in Oglethorpe University, sealed in 1940, to be opened in the year 8113. The "Crypt of Civilization" contains a wealth of artifacts from literary works to everyday items.
A real life time capsule is right here in Georgia. How fascinating!
Here's inside of the crypt of civilization at Oglethorpe University.
2. In 1998, a Georgia high school student was suspended from school after wearing a Pepsi t-shirt on Coke Day. Upon hearing the news, a Pepsi spokesperson said, "Without knowing all the details, it sounds like (he's) obviously a trendsetter with impeccable taste in clothes."
If he had worked for Coca-Cola, it probably would have been worse. Yes, we are that serious when it come to Coke!
3. Florida passed a law requiring toddlers in state-run schools to listen to classical music every day, and in 1998 the governor of Georgia budgeted $105,000 per year to provide every child born in Georgia with a tape or CD of classical music.
Georgia believes in sophisticated babies!
4. The state of Georgia was originally colonized with three prohibitions; no alcohol, no slavery and no Catholics.
Alcohol was not allowed during the colonization of Georgia. Pictured here: Police officers with seized alcohol during the 1920s.
5. A Georgia Tech student was accidentally sent two enrollment forms. He filled out both, creating a fictional man named George P. Burdell. The student did work for George, and George graduated with a mechanical engineering degree.
6. There is a camp in Georgia for children with Tourette's Syndrome named "Camp Twitch and Shout"...
7. The city of Kennesaw, Georgia has a law that all families must own a gun.
8. A tree in Athens, Georgia legally owns itself after the landowner deeded itself and the surrounding land to the tree.
That's real freedom; where a tree can own itself!
9. Peachtree City in Georgia has a golf cart path infrastructure over the whole town, where the majority of the population owns golf carts and the kids grow up driving them instead of cars.
I have to say...that's pretty awesome.
10. The Georgia Guidestones in Georgia were designed to withstand the apocalypse to give survivors the guidelines to rebuild society.
I guess we now know the mystery to the Guidestones.
11. A company in Georgia will mix your ashes following your cremation with cement and drop it to the bottom of the ocean to form an artificial reef.
Crazy idea for a business, but it works!
Tell the truth. Did you know about any of these weird facts? Tell us about any weird and quacky things that have happened in Georgia in the comments below!