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It Sucks to be Dead

Just something  I wrote real quick, check it out if you are interested:

            It turns out that it sucks to be dead. Let me give you an example: You know how most people assume that when you stop healing you die? As it turns out, the causality is backwards, and when you die you stop healing. Cut your finger and the cut never closes. Someone shoots you in the chest with a shotgun and you will always have a hole there. Accidently lop off an arm and… actually that is pretty permanent for the living too. And it gets better! Just because a dead person can’t heal doesn’t mean organic processes stop. Dead meat still rots and stinks and attracts maggot-bearing flies, even if they are walking around.

Yeah, being dead is no party, fortunately there is technology. Cut your finger and you can seal it up with superglue. Someone shoots you in the chest and you can pack it up with wadding and patch it over with some bandages. There are preservatives to keep your skin from rotting, and bug repellant helps keep the flies away. Continue reading