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Why are people buried six feet under?


The phrase "six feet under" is traced back to England in 1665, when a plague outbreak led the mayor of London to enact a law for graves to be at least 6 feet deep to limit the spread of disease. Today, bodies are not actually buried 6 feet underground, but laws exist to mandate burial requirements.

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