Longyearbyen

It is illegal to die in town

In 1950, it was discovered that bodies were not decomposing in the permafrost. The town passed an ordnance to outlaw dying to protect residents from disease that may spread from bodies in graveyards. Spanish Flu has been extracted from victims of the 1918 breakout since they were preserved in the permafrost.

Hibbing

Policemen are required to kill stray cats

It shall be the duty of any policeman or any other officer to enforce the provisions of this Section, and if any cat is found running at large, or which is found in any street, alley or public place, it shall be the duty of any policeman or other officer of the city to kill…

Wells

Advertisements may not be placed in cemeteries.

§ 100-4. Prohibited acts. [Amended 11-2-1993] A. The following acts are violations of this chapter: (1) [Amended 4-7-2001] The willful disfigurement, marking, defacement or tampering with any tomb, gravestone monument or other object placed or designed as a memorial to the dead or any fence, railing or other thing placed about or enclosing a burial…