Monday, July 13, 2020

What Happens To Our Bodies After We Die?

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Michael Whyte
Crime Scene Officer and Fingerprint Expert with over 7 years experience in Crime Scene Investigation and Latent Print Analysis. The opinions or assertions contained on this site are the private views of the author and are not to be construed as those of any professional organisation or policing body.
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Our focus tends to be on dying, death and the afterlife – but how many of us know what actually happens to our physical vessel when we inevitabley shuffle off the mortal coil?

Check out Scientific American’s video on what happens to our meat coated skeletons when we’re done with it.

Source: IFLScience

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