5 Bizarre Things Your Body Does After You Die

Created by Pratibha Devasenapathy - 10th Feb, 2017
5 Bizarre Things Your Body Does After You Die

We all have heard a zillion number of stories about spirits and life after death. But, obviously none of them could be factually correct as they are precisely only assumptions to tame the "Curious George" in you. However, have you ever wondered, what happens to your body physically when you have departed from the world? Decomposition happens, yes, but what leads to that rotting of the body, or what happens when the blood stops to pump, why it changes colors and become cold. Well, here are some of the most bizarre things that happen to your body as soon you die. Read on, don't freak out for this will happen to each one of us someday or the other.


Algor Mortis Cools The Body Temperature

Algor mortis meaning coldness and of death respectively is the second stage of death, where the change in body temperature post mortem, until the ambient temperature is matched. Known as “death chill”, our bodies lose their 98.6°F (37°C) warmth and slowly acclimate to the ambient room temperature, losing about 1.5°F (0.8°C) per hour.

Bodies Can Twitch And Flex

This syndrome post the death has scared several people, as our bodies are said to twitch and flex even after hours of death. Muscle tissues tend to contract when they die which results in the movement of certain body parts. It depends on the contraction though and if it is quite high, then the twitches are actually visible to others, making it look as if the body is actually coming back to life.

Skin On Our Faces Become More Elastic

We spend millions of big bucks to look flawless while we are alive. But did you know that our face becomes wrinkle-free after we die? Well, this is because the muscles on our faces are no more contracting, which gives the face more elasticity, hence the skin flattens.

Bodies Can Even Moan Post Death

Just like the scary and creepy muscle twitch, there is another syndrome of the dead that scares the hell out of people. Imagine a dead body in front of you and you suddenly hear noises coming from it. As bizarre as this sounds, it in fact, is true. The combination of rigor mortis which means stiffening of the joints (including the vocal cord muscles) and gas secreted by bacteria in our guts can lead dead bodies to fart, squeak, and even moan. 

We Can Explode

When beings die whether humans or animals, there is a lot of gas that is stored inside the body. And as the body system has stopped, no blood is getting pumped in and out, no brain signals are being sent, the gas fills up and bloats the body. If the gas has nowhere to go, our bodies will bloat and eventually rupture.

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