The difference between alive and dead isn't exactly black and white. In fact, no one can really agree on a single definition or moment of death. What is death, and when does it happen? Sometimes even the simplest questions are the most difficult to answer.
How "Dead" Can You Get?
You Can Be Dead In A Number Of Ways
When Are You Dead?
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Key Facts In This Video
Ancient Greeks would sometimes cut off a dead body's finger to ensure that the person was indeed dead. 00:06
Medically speaking, total brain death counts as death, even if your heart is still working. 00:56
To ensure safer organ transplants, doctors will harvest organs from still "living" brain-dead bodies. 01:34
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