Italian Village Outlaws Death
No going six feet under in Falciano del Massico
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2012 8:59 AM CDT
Falciano del Massico has no cemetery...   (?ostromentsky)

(Newser) – The Italian village of Falciano del Massico isn't just cheating death—it's banned it altogether. Since the beginning of March, the town's 3,700 residents simply haven't been allowed to expire. The AP calls it a "tongue-in-cheek decree," noting that the odd declaration stems from the fact that the village lacks a cemetery, is battling with a neighboring town that does have one, and currently has nowhere to lay its dead. On the upside, "the ordinance has brought happiness," explains the mayor. But laws, of course, are made to be broken: Two elderly citizens have, so far, disobeyed.

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Moon
Mar 13, 2012 2:38 PM CDT
This is better than the estate tax. Fine them $1 million for dying!
HMunster
Mar 13, 2012 1:10 PM CDT
Well, if they're going to pick on certainties , I'd rather they outlaw taxes... : )
nostereotypes
Mar 13, 2012 10:56 AM CDT
This is a place I'm dieing to visit