Following the zombie scare on Monday, dead people kept popping up all over Madison on Tuesday.

Or, at least it seemed that way to the Dane County 911 Center.

The center was overwhelmed with calls from cellphone users reporting people lying on the grass, not moving, possibly not living.

Not so. Check the weather.

"Please tell cellphone users that people lying in the grass are not necessarily dead," a dispatcher at the 911 center told

The temperature peaked at 78 degrees on a sunny day in Madison Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Sunbathing broke out all over town, with people randomly lying down to catch some rays.

The weather is supposed to be beautiful once again on Wednesday, so if you see someone lying on a lawn, smile and wish you had the day off too.

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