Things That Happen After Death According to Science

Gravity Takes Its Toll On The Dead

#28 Gravity Takes Its Toll On The Dead

As soon as the heart stops functioning, the gravity starts to overpower the human body. Since the blood circulation stops, all the blood is sucked down by gravity.

This causes purplish-red blotches to form on the body parts that are closest to ground, referred to as livor mortis or the “postmortem bruise”. The coroners study the botches to decide the time of death of the deceased.

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