A new ordinance in Sarpourenx, France is no laughing matter for Mayor Gerard Lalanne. The town's cemetery has run out of room for graves and there are no plans for expansion.
So, 70-year-old Lalanne has made a bold statement: if you haven't bought a plot by now, it's too late. "All [other] persons... are forbidden from dying in the parish."
Find somewhere else to die, people. We won't tolerate you dying in this town!
Think it's a joke? He added, "Offenders will be severely punished."
I wonder, is there really a fate worse than death?