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Utah Must Be Kidding with These Crazy Laws!

January 25, 2016

Utah is a state with a rich history and breathtaking scenery seen across many national and state parks. It is also a state that has created some ridiculous laws that might turn anyone into a common criminal. Read on to get a look at some of the most outrageous laws that Utah has put on the books.

It is illegal to hunt whales

It’s hard to think of a law more useless than the one banning whale hunting in the state of Utah. Unless whales learn to live in much saltier water, it seems that no arrests will be made when it comes to this silly law.

Alcohol may not be sold during an emergency

Utah is widely known for its stringent laws when it comes to alcohol sales, and some cities in the state ban the sale of alcohol altogether. Even with the strict laws surrounding alcohol consumption in Utah, however, it seems a bit extreme to ban the sale of alcohol during an emergency—perhaps when you might want a drink most.

It is illegal to not drink milk

On the subject of what you can and can’t drink in Utah, it seems that the state is not the friendliest for those who are lactose intolerant. In the state, it is illegal to not drink milk, which leads one to wonder if Utah’s dairy farmers had something to do with state lawmaking.

Bonus: Dancing is illegal in Saint George

Saint George must be the real-life inspiration for the film Footloose, because the town has actually banned dancing. Interestingly enough, Footloose was filmed in the northern Utah city of Lehi, quite possibly because it would have been illegal to shoot in Saint George itself.

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