From Atlanta to Tbilisi

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When wearing this shirt, you may find yourself confronted by strangers asking you questions. Therefore, I highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with both Georgias before wearing it out, or at least have a go-to answer to the deceptively confusing question “what continent is the country of Georgia on?”

The only rule about wearing the shirt is that you can’t hold your knowledge over other people’s heads! Don’t be a dick! If you’re worried that you have these tendencies, then I’ll kindly ask that you study this xkcd cartoon before purchasing the shirt.

Below are a few conversation starters for once you’ve established with somebody that Atlanta and Tbilisi are the capital of separate Georgias. For more background on the concept, read this newsletter.

State

  • Georgia is located in the southeast of the United States, above Florida, which is where Disney World is.
  • Georgia is known as the Peach State due to its successful commercialization of the crop immediately following the Civil War. Today, Georgia produces relatively few peaches.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. grew up in Atlanta, and went to Morehouse College there. The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, founded by his wife Coretta Scott King, is still in Atlanta.
  • Atlanta’s airport is the busiest airport in the world, and has been since 1998. There is a saying that whether you're going to heaven or hell, to get there you'll have to first connect through Atlanta.
  • Hey Ya.

    Country

  • Georgia is located in the Caucasus Region, which can only be described as Eurasian. It’s sort of between Turkey, Russia, Central Asia, and Iran.
  • Georgia’s incredible cuisine is attributed to a legend that while creating the Earth, God took a break for a picnic lunch and tripped over the Caucasus mountains, spilling all his food into Georgia.
  • Georgia is the birthplace of wine, dating back at least 8,000 years. Traditionally, Georgian wine is fermented in clay vessels buried underground called qvevri.
  • In the fourth century, Georgia became the second country to adopt Christianity, after Armenia and before Ethiopia.
  • In 2005, Georgia fired its entire police force on corruption charges.

    Photo Credits

    Atlanta: Caleb Jones Florian Hahn Emma Valerio David Besh Blake Cheek Brennan Martinez Joey Kyber
    Tbilisi: Artemis Faul Reza Tahvili Nicholas Design Majid Gheidarlou Yuri Bodrikhin Michael Parulava Denis Arslanbekov