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Six feet


According to <a href="">What is the origin of the saying "six feet under"</a>, <bq>The phrase "6 feet under" originated in London, England in 1665. <b>It came about as London was being ravaged by the Bubonic Plague.</b> [...] The mayor of London at the time issued a decree that all plague deaths had to be buried at least "6 feet under" to help halt the spread of infection.</bq> 355 years later, another plague has made the expression "six feet" <i>au courant</i>, at least in those countries still using the imperial system of measurement. Even the nerdy <a href="" author="Randall Munroe" source="XKCD">6-Foot Zone</a> does it. <img src="">