During my recent visit to Salt Lake City, Utah for a conference - I came across some strange laws for the State of Utah. I thought they were worth sharing.

As I’m sure most of you are aware - I’m currently at a Dynamical Systems Conference in a Conference Resort near Salt Lake City, Utah. Now, just to set the scene for what’s to follow - imagine the following;

“I’d like 3 bottles of beer please.”

“I’m afraid I can’t serve that to you sir.”


“It’s Utah State Law that you are only allowed to have 1 drink at any one time.”

So, after realising that Utah State Law prohibits me from having a single friend, I started asking around for more of the crazy laws that the Mormons have enforced upon the fun-hating state of Utah. Here are my top 5, in no particular order.

Birds have the right of way on all Highways: I kid you not.

No dancing in a public place after 2AM: They don’t serve alcohol after 1am, but still - you have to go to a private residence is you want to dance after 2am.

It is against the law to fish from Horseback in Utah: Fair enough!

One Drink at at Time: Yup, if you order another drink, and it arrives before you’ve finished your first - you either down it, or send the other one back. On a similar note, it’s illegal to have a pitcher of drink at a table with just one person sitting at it.

A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence: Interesting.