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If i left a dead body out in the sun, would it tan?
« Reply #1 on: 09/07/2007 16:01:46 »
Is this the same one you couldn't get rid of in the peat bog or have you acquired another?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 09/07/2007 16:04:58 »
Is this the same one you couldn't get rid of in the peat bog or have you acquired another?

just working my way down the list of people, i think i may need different "disposal" systems!
 

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If i left a dead body out in the sun, would it tan?
« Reply #3 on: 09/07/2007 16:42:06 »
LOL LOL!!! OH MY GOSH!! Wouldn't the body stop producing meletonin but contiue tan because of what was already produced by the sun in the skin?
 

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If i left a dead body out in the sun, would it tan?
« Reply #4 on: 09/07/2007 23:47:36 »
I do not believe that a body would tan after it dead. To tan, the skin must be alive. A "tan" is when melanin is released by the cell. It needs to be alive to release anything.

 

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If i left a dead body out in the sun, would it tan?
« Reply #5 on: 10/07/2007 05:10:59 »
I do not believe that a body would tan after it dead. To tan, the skin must be alive. A "tan" is when melanin is released by the cell. It needs to be alive to release anything.



That is cool I was not sure how that would work. Hey Jim bob so it is melanin not meletonin? I must have them confused in my head. LOL Thanks Jim Bob!
 

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If i left a dead body out in the sun, would it tan?
« Reply #6 on: 14/07/2007 17:08:09 »
an answer from Chris or Kat, i forget which one.

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When the body dies, your cells don't immediately stop your metabolism winds down over a short time. Tannig involves production of melanin in cells in the skin, and so would probably continue for a little while after death.

 

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