12/07/2008

Why death is forbidden in Longyearbyen?

LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY - JUNE 21:  The white cro...Image by Getty Images via Daylife
Residents are forbidden to die in the Artic Town of Longyearbyen simply because the bodies buried in the town's graveyard fail to decompose.

In fact the corpse preserved by the permafrost have become objects of morbid curiosity says the BBC.
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