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Top 11 Absurd Arkansas Laws


Throughout the years, there have been many absurd laws across the nation. Arkansas is no different. While many years ago some of these absurd Arkansas laws may have made sense, now they just seem a little silly.

Here are 11 of the most absurd laws that have existed at one time in Arkansas:

  • A person may not drive onto and leave the premises of a drive-in restaurant without parking their vehicle. The exception to this rule is if there are no parking spots available.
  • In Little Rock, dogs aren’t permitted to bark after 6 p.m.

Dog in Little Rock

  • Also in Little Rock, men and women are not allowed to flirt in public or could face up to 30 days in jail.
  • If teachers want a raise, they cannot cut their hair into a bob.
  • In Little Rock, you may not walk your cow down Main Street after 1 p.m. on Sunday.
  • In Fayetteville, it is illegal to kill “any living creature.”
  • A man may legally beat his wife, but only once a month.
  • The Arkansas River may not rise higher than the Main Street Bridge in Little Rock.

Arkansas River

  • You are not allowed to keep an alligator in a bathtub.
  • It is illegal to honk your vehicle’s horn in a place where cold drinks are served after 9 p.m.
  • And finally, it is prohibited to pronounce “Arkansas” wrong.

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12 responses to “Top 11 Absurd Arkansas Laws”

  1. Jon says:

    Then it should be illegal for Arkansas to spell it incorrectly

  2. vvv says:

    that means it should be illegal for people to have dogs in side

  3. Bia says:

    As if they can control a dog barking and as if they can control if water rises or lowers

  4. Deputy Micheal says:

    may not be able to flirt in public people

  5. Sean says:

    i mean he is right

  6. gg says:

    these are stupid

  7. katey says:

    hear that guys you can beat your wife BUT ONLY ONCE A MONTH, what kinda rule is this

  8. landon says:

    It is legal to beat your wife……..
    But only once a month

  9. India says:

    So if the river rises they’re gonna arrest the water?

  10. Mike says:

    It is illigal to make fun of Arkansas people and have laws.

  11. Michele Kendall says:

    What are these rules?!
    Hahah beat your wife once but only once a month?

  12. Dot Barry says:

    The river can’t be arrested; it gets a ticket to appear in court!

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