This Town Demanded Residents Get Surgery To Remove Their Appendix If They Want To Live There

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This might just be one of the CRAZIEST things I’ve ever heard…

You know when you move to a new town, city or just neighborhood and you wonder what the “rules” will be?

Take an HOA community for example, you never know what the rules will be surrounding things like parking your car in your driveway or even putting up holiday decorations.

Well, this one town I think holds the trophy for the strangest rule ever…

They actually require residents to get surgery to remove their appendix if they want to live there.

No, I am not kidding.

What town requires residents remove their appendix?

According to reports, there’s a settlement in Antarctica known as Villas Las Estrellas. The area has residents that live there for years and it only has a school, a post office and a huddle of homes. In order to live there, residents must remove their appendix.

Why Do They Require Residents To Remove Their Appendix?

At first I thought it was for some really messed up reason but it actually makes complete sense. The town requires residents to remove their appendix because the nearest major hospital is more than 1,000km (625 miles) away, and if someone gets appendicitis, (which is fatal if not treated) they will die because there is no surgeons in the town.

Personally, it makes complete sense but I just wonder why they wouldn’t just bring in a surgeon. Wouldn’t that be so much easier? I mean not everyone gets appendicitis…

But because the town is so small and so far away from, well, everything, this is the best solution they could come up with.

The crazy part is, what if someone has a heart attack? Stroke? Or accident and needs full blown surgery? That is seriously a scary thought!

Well, looks like I won’t be visiting that town anytime soon or probably ever.

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