Everything is supposed to be finished when you die. When we think about what it means to die, you probably envision some sort of burial, where you are laid to rest forever. However, could it be possible that life continues in some way after you die? I don't mean anything religious in the sense that your spirit leaves your body and heads for the afterlife. Do our physical bodies continue to live after we've been pronounced dead?

It's true, parts of your body continue to live on and function even after death. You may think you know about a few things that happen to your body after you die, but some of these you definitely haven't heard about.

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1. You can still get erections... and ejaculate...

Most often resulting from a sudden death, "angel lust" or "death erections" are quite common. It is more likely that angel lust will happen when a man dies suddenly in a vertical or face down position. Hanging deaths are known to cause these untimely erections. Muscle contractions that happen as your body progresses into rigor mortis can cause a dead man to ejaculate.

Death by public hanging was a very common form of execution in the past, and in some places now. Angel lust in public isn't the best way to go out.

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2. Some muscle activity continues

Recently deceased individuals can sometimes give off small muscle twitches. Morticians have even reported that sometimes fingers move as if the person is playing piano.


3. Passing away = passing gas

Gas continues to move through your body after you die. Morticians commonly report situations where they are caught off guard by a big fart in a room full of only dead people.

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4. Urination 

This happens very soon after one dies. Muscles in the body relax, allowing everything that is in there to come right out. Rigor mortis causes stiffening of the body at a later point after you die.