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Key Facts In This Video
After death, the human body becomes dehydrated, which causes the skin to retract around the hair and nails. 00:21
Gut bacteria keep breaking down food even after their host body has died. 01:19
Even after the heart and lungs stop working, the brain can continue to pull nutrients and oxygen from the body. 01:56