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dying illegal in Lanjaron, Spain

When the town of Lanjaron, Spain found itself running out of space at its cemetery, the mayor came up with a creative solution: he made dying illegal.

Mayor Jose Rubio issued an edict in October 1999 ordering people “to take utmost care of their health so they do not die until town hall takes the necessary steps to acquire land suitable for our deceased to rest in glory.” The edit ended with the words, “It is hereby forbidden to die in Lanjaron.”


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