The mayor of a village in south west France has banned residents from dying.Last year the Chinese banned reincarnation, the French are much smarter. Why even give that chance? duh!.
Village graveyard is full and Gerard Lalanne has threatened "severe" punishment for anyone who disobeys.[..]
In an ordinance posted in the council offices, Mayor Lalanne told the 260 residents that "all persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to be buried in Sarpourenx are forbidden from dying in the parish".
It added: "Offenders will be severely punished." However, the nature of the punishment - apparently a fate worse than death - was not specified. [link]
But no, seriously don't laugh, this is perfectly normal. They do this all the time. Whatever you don't like you just ban it. Don't like Gay people? ban them. Prostitution? banned. Smoking in public- banned. Alcohol for women, Porn, Abortion - All of it banned. Has that stopped any of this? No.. so what's so different here?
This is just the ultimate logical conclusion of government 'rationality', wonder why our fellows didn't think of this before. I mean it's so obvious..