Dying Illegal

Dying Illegal


Contrary to popular beliefs, it is not illegal to die in the town of Longyearbyen, Norway.


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Contrary to popular beliefs, it is not illegal to die in the town of Longyearbyen, Norway. There are simply no options for burial there, and terminally ill residents are flown to Oslo to live their last days. This is because the bodies of town members who died during the 1918 flu pandemic have not decomposed due to the permafrost, and there are concerns that the bodies still contain active strains of the virus.


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