Things That Happen After Death According to Science

Chilling After Death

#29 Chilling After Death

Within a few minutes after we die, the heart stops functioning and the body starts to sink in a state called algor mortis or “death chill”. The temperature drops about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit an hour, until it reaches the ambient surrounding temperature.

Further, the skin loosens up, the muscles lose their tension and the limbs become floppy. The body becomes pale as the blood flushed down from the veins to the skin in a process called pallor mortis.

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