Tennessee has official state flowers, rocks, songs, fish, birds, bugs, drinks and just recently, a state dog (Go Smokey!).
So why not a state tool?
Before you go making jokes, this is serious.
There really is a proposal before the state legislature to name the ladder as Tennessee's official state tool.
It was filed this week by Senator Ed Jackson, a Republican from Jackson, and Rep. Chris Hunt, a Republican representing Lauderdale, Crockett and Haywood Counties.
The lawmakers give no explanation in the bill summary.
If passed, the bill summary said it would "take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring."
Here are Tennessee's other official symbols: