Not Many People Realize That These 12 Things Are Actually Illegal In Arkansas

We all know we’re not supposed to break the law. What many of us may not know, however, is when exactly we’re doing so. For example: have you been walking your cow down a public highway? Well, that part is okay. But if you’ve blindfolded your cow first, you might get into some trouble. From the extremely helpful to the outlandishly absurd, here are 12 weird laws in Arkansas you probably didn’t know about:

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Did you know about all of these weird laws in Arkansas? Have you broken any inadvertently? Do you know any other odd Arkansas laws? Tell us about your favorite weird law in the comments below!

For more weird Arkansas eccentricities, check out these 12 unbelievable facts about the state.

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Weird laws in Arkansas

August 31, 2021

What are some other weird laws in Arkansas?

If you got a kick out of the above list of weird laws in Arkansas, we have some other oddball rules you’ll enjoy. There’s a law on the books that says Arkansas teachers can’t receive a raise if they bob their hair. Why? We have no idea. Another bizarre law states that it’s illegal in Arkansas to honk your horn at a sandwich shop after 9 p.m. (Before 9 p.m., you can honk away!) The final one has to do with the weather: it’s illegal for the Arkansas River to rise above the Main Street Bridge in Little Rock. We’re not sure if Mother Nature got this memo, because she may be in trouble for breaking this rule!

What are some weird places to visit in Arkansas?

The Natural State could easily be called the Weird State, due to how many weird attractions and places we have. First up: there’s a bigfoot-like creature haunting the area surrounding Fouke. It was once the subject of a 1972 docudrama called The Legend of Boggy Creek. The town of Fouke has a lot of fun with this beast, even aiming it at tourists with their Monster Mart. Arkansas has an insane amount of “world capital” superlatives in its cap: Hope is the Watermelon Capital of the World. Alma is the Spinach Capital. Mount Ida is the World Quartz Crystal Capital. Mountain View is the Folk Music Capital. Searcy County is the Chocolate Roll Capital… we could go on! And don’t even get us started on the weather… no matter where in Arkansas you are, it’s bound to get a little weird sometimes!

What are some fun facts about Arkansas?

It’s state trivia time! Fact: Arkansas’s forests could cover the entire country of Switzerland one and a half times. Arkansas has 18.8 million acres of forested land. Another fun fact: Arkansas produces more rice than any other state — rice production in Arkansas is a $6 billion industry! And Arkansas earns its nickname as the Natural State; Arkansas boasts 9,700 miles of streams and rivers, 2.5 million acres of national forest, 50 state parks, seven national scenic byways, and three state scenic byways. We may be weird, but we sure are beautiful!