Stupid Laws by State 2022


Alaska starts the list with one of the weirdest and most specific laws. In Juneau, owners of flamingos are not allowed to bring their pet into any barber shop.


In Arkansas, it is illegal to honk the horn of a car at a sandwich shop after 9 pm in the evening.


Arizona's rules might seem crazy at first, but it makes some sense when you think about them. Although it is not always enforced, it is illegal to refuse someone a glass of water if they ask for it. This can be speculated to be necessary for a desert environment to not turn away strangers in need.


In Tennessee, it is illegal to share your Netflix password with other people. This is something that Netflix frowns upon, but no other state has made this an illegal practice. In essence, you are still able to share your subscription with your family, as long as they do not know the password to login into your account.


In Fort Thomas, dogs are prohibited from chasing people or other animals and pets. While this may seem like a strange rule to impose, it is something that has owners thinking twice about before leaving their house. Of course, dogs cannot understand laws, but their owners can bring a shorter leash for those who are not yet trained.


In Hawaii, you are not allowed to have more than one alcoholic drink in front of you at one time. This prevents people from ordering many alcoholic beverages in public venues. While it may seem to be weird and strange, Hawaii's law does make it difficult for someone to take another person's drink if they are underage.


In Indiana, it is against the law to catch a fish with your bare hands. Find yourself starving in the wilderness with no fishing rod. You may be out of luck if law enforcement catches you!

South Dakota

In all of its wisdom, South Dakota has proclaimed that it is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese factory. Although it is weirdly specific, it may have been implemented in the past to prohibit factory workers from being suffocated due to the work processes and dangerous overhead.


If you have been training your pet bear recently, you may be disappointed to learn that Alabama prohibits formal bear wrestling matches. Fun fact: it is also illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket.


Pubs and bars need to be flexible in their marketing approaches, as you are not able to run a 2-for-1 deal on any alcoholic beverages. However, there is no law prohibiting cutting the price in half for the night, or a 3-for-1 special.


If you find yourself in Billings, Montana with a pet rat, you may want to rethink your position and get out of dodge. The state has made pet rats illegal there unless they have been purchased to feed birds of prey or reptiles.

Stupid Laws by State 2022