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Post by Micky T » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:05 am

Someone told me when people were decapitated they remained concsious for several minutes. Is this true, or just an urban myth?

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Post by jnkdna » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:52 am

i think it's true. im not sure about humans but once i saw a decapitated chicken running around!!!! but then it died!!
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Post by Micky T » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:49 pm

I thought headless chickens were just because the nervous system went crazy, and spasmed. I heard that when people were decapitated, their head, not their body stayed "alive" ( if you can call that life). I heard that people would continue looking around and blinking even without their bodies, but this could just be spasms too, I guess

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Post by Squawkbox » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:56 pm

i think it all depends where you sever the neck, if there is still connection to the brain stem or cerebellum then the person cant still be alive for a bit. that is that their body can move but they arent really alive in the true sense
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Re: Headless

Post by playboy bunny » Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:59 pm

Micky T wrote:Someone told me when people were decapitated they remained concsious for several minutes. Is this true, or just an urban myth?


maybe you should try it and find out. if you last for several minutes then you can send us a lab report

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Re: Headless

Post by jnkdna » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:07 pm

playboy bunny wrote:
Micky T wrote:Someone told me when people were decapitated they remained concsious for several minutes. Is this true, or just an urban myth?


maybe you should try it and find out. if you last for several minutes then you can send us a lab report


now thats just sick! :shock:

wat if he dosent survive how will we know the answer?
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Re: Headless

Post by playboy bunny » Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:07 pm

jnkdna wrote:
playboy bunny wrote:
Micky T wrote:Someone told me when people were decapitated they remained concsious for several minutes. Is this true, or just an urban myth?


maybe you should try it and find out. if you last for several minutes then you can send us a lab report


now thats just sick! :shock:

wat if he dosent survive how will we know the answer?


very good point.
but that that is such a random question. when you get your head cut of thats it, ya dead. although its kinda like when you put an aniaml to sleep. when you euthanise the aniaml, they still get muscle spasms etc.
but somehow i dont think thats related!
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Post by jnkdna » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:35 am

yea i dont get the relationship btw muscle spasms and being decapitated! being a sleep is not like you're dead. but then again they could have some relation!
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Re: Headless

Post by catfishjim » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:43 am

Micky T wrote:Someone told me when people were decapitated they remained concsious for several minutes. Is this true, or just an urban myth?


Why urban?

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:58 am

Urban mith doesn't mean it's from the city, it means "modern mith"
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Post by Dr.Stein » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:22 am

jnkdna wrote:i think it's true. im not sure about humans but once i saw a decapitated chicken running around!!!! but then it died!!

Haha yes! When I saw someone cutting a hen for food, the hen was running away after being decapitated, here and there for awhile then dead :P
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Post by MrMistery » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:07 pm

Yes, i saw a similar situations at my grandparents house when i was like 5. Talk about trauma...
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