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    Hunting Rabbits

    Leave the Sex Toy, Take the Uzi

    In one Georgia town, “guns everywhere” apparently doesn’t apply to the vibrating Silver Bullet.

    Purchasing a sex toy is always fraught with certain dangers—a credit card statement for the Rabbit accidentally mailed to the parents; a Silver Bullet whose loud vibrations make the roommates realize you actually weren’t “too tired” to watch The Bachelor with them. But for residents of one small Georgia town, sex toys are now more perilous—and more illegal—than firearms.

    Welcome to Sandy Springs, Georgia, where buying a dildo could land you in the pokey.  Back in 2009, the city passed an ordinance forbidding the distribution of “any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.” (Exceptions can apparently be made if the owner demonstrates clear “medical, scientific, educational, legislative, judicial or law enforcement purpose.”) The law classifies vibrators, plastic dicks, and pretty much anything other than fingers as “obscene.”

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    Worst Museum In The World?

    11-year-old in wheelchair reportedly denied entrance because her wheels would ruin the carpet.

    Lexi Haas, a wheelchair-bound 11-year-old girl who has Kernicterus, a neurological disorder associated with cerebral palsy, was reportedly turned away from a Georgia museum because her wheelchair would supposedly get the carpets dirty. Haas is physically non-functional, but her family wanted to bring her to The Ships of the Sea Musuem in Savannah, Georgia. When she was allegedly denied entrance to the museum, her father took to Facebook and posted the story—which eventually gained her national attention. The museum's website says it can accommodate people with special needs. 

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    Woman Asked to ‘Prove’ Gender

    There had been a misprint on her birth certificate.

    A Georgia woman was asked to prove she is indeed a woman after a birth certificate incorrectly indicated she is male. Nakia Grimes, a mother, said she would have to get a PAP exam and get a doctor to write a note verifying she is a woman. She said she waited to change the misprint because she rarely needed it until she recently tried to renew her Georgia driver’s license. She escaped taking this awkward encounter further, however, when the Vital Records Service instead looked up the birth certificate of Grimes’s son, and made the change on the woman’s birth certificate.