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Title: dead people
Post by: ty80 on 26/05/2006 11:53:14
is it true you can fart and spring up after death[?][?][?][?][8D]
Title: Re: dead people
Post by: neilep on 26/05/2006 12:31:05
Yep, I'm sure it's true.

When you die all manner of chemical reactions are happening in the body as decomposition commences virtually immediately. gases form and they have to escape somewhere !!...however, I am beginning to wonder if springing up is a fallacy or not....I think there may be the possibility of some movement but to sit up or spring up may be pushing it too far.

Hopefully a dead person specialist will answer....[:)]

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: dead people
Post by: ukmicky on 26/05/2006 20:27:51
Neil, its empirical study time.


let me know how you get on.[:)]

Michael
Title: Re: dead people
Post by: neilep on 26/05/2006 21:33:42
quote:
Originally posted by ukmicky

Neil, its empirical study time.


let me know how you get on.[:)]

Michael



LOL...I really owe you a debt of gratitude for my recent smiles ..

..thanks Michael..

...as a firm believer of empirical study,.....Michael will be furnished with the results as I plan to visit him from the ' other ' side ....wooooo  woooo woooo *scary ghosty woooey noisees*...I am sure I can get his ailing member to react some how !!!! [:D]

Men are the same as women, just inside out !
Title: Re: dead people
Post by: Soul Surfer on 27/05/2006 12:38:31
Ty 80.  not only that but hair nails and beard continue to grow for some time. many bodily functions can take quite some time to stop once brain death has taken place.

The springing up bit can happen as a result of decay but also remembering Galvani and his observation of the effect of electrical charges on (dead) frogs legs it could happen as a result of electric shock.

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Title: Re: dead people
Post by: harryneild on 27/05/2006 17:21:37
Actually the story about the fingernails and hair growing after death is a myth. The real thing that happens is that the skin and tissue around the nails and hair dehydrates and retracts causing the effect of growth, however this is isn't the case.

"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes." Peter F. Drucker
Title: Re: dead people
Post by: snapshot on 05/06/2006 22:53:15
Gases build up inside the body as a result of decomposition and are released through the body's usual channels. More so if the body is moved.
The spine bends when subjected to heat so bodies do sit up when cremated.

Snapshot :o)