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Arkansas has an oddball collection of arcane laws

by The 100 Companies

While some of these laws have been repealed, a few are still on the books:

• In Little Rock, it’s illegal to honk a car horn after 9 p.m. near places that sell sandwiches and cold drinks.

• Atheists cannot testify in court as a witness or hold political office.

• Alligators cannot be kept in a bathtub. (Urban legend or history? It’s unclear.)

• It is illegal to buy or sell blue light bulbs.

• Arkansas must be pronounced as “Arkansaw.”

• Killing any animal in Fayetteville is illegal.

• Dancing was not permitted in dance halls or other establishments on Sundays (prior to 1953).

– Eve Lederman, The Arkansas 100

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