What happens to our bodies after we die? – Farnaz Khatibi Jafari


Since the dawn of humanity, an estimated 100.8 billion
people have lived and died, a number that increases by about
.8% of the world’s population each year. What happens to all
of those people’s bodies after they die and will the planet eventually
run out of burial space? When a person’s heart stops beating, the body passes through several
stages before it begins decomposing. Within minutes after death, the blood begins settling in
the lower-most parts of the body. Usually eight to twelve hours later, the skin in those areas is discolored
by livor mortis, or post-mortem stain. And while at the moment of death
the body’s muscles relax completely in a condition called primary flaccidity, they stiffen about two to six hours later
in what’s known as rigor mortis. This stiffening spreads
through the muscles, and its speed can be affected by age,
gender, and the surrounding environment. The body also changes temperature, usually cooling off
to match its environment. Next comes decomposition, the process by which bacteria and insects
break apart the body. Many factors affect
the rate of decomposition. There is, however, a basic guide of the
effect of the environment on decompositon called Casper’s Law. It says that if all other
factors are equal, a body exposed to air decomposes twice
as fast as one immersed in water and eight times as fast
as one buried in earth. Soil acidity also greatly
affects bone preservation. High-acidity soils with
a pH of less than 5.3 will rapidly decompose bone, whereas in a neutral or basic soil
with a pH of 7 or more, a skeleton can remain in relatively
good condition for centuries. Different cultures throughout history have
developed unique approaches to burials. As far back as
the first Neanderthal burials, death was accompanied by rituals, like the positioning, coloring,
or decorating of corpses. Traditional Christian burials decorate
the body in dress, while in traditional Islam, a body is wrapped in a piece
of ritual fabric with the face oriented toward Mecca. Traditional Hindus ceremonially burn
the body, and Zoroastrians, followers of one of the
oldest monotheistic religions, traditionally place bodies atop a tower
to expose them to the Sun and scavenging birds.` Before the Industrial Revolution,
burials were simple and accessible. These days, with suitable burial land
running out in high-population areas, purchasing private gravesites
can be costly, and many people can’t afford
simple burials. Even cremation, the second most common
burial practice in the world, comes with a high cost. As for the question
of running out of space, the issue isn’t so much about total land
in the world as it is that large populations cluster
together within cities. Most of the big cities in the world may run out of suitable burial grounds
within a century. For London, it’s even sooner. That may happen by 2035. So are there alternatives
to traditional burials that might help with the space issue? In some countries, skyscraper cemeteries
enable vertical burials. Some options focus on the body’s
relationship with the environment. Promession, for example, freeze-dries
and pulverizes the body, creating a powder
that can turn into compost when mixed with oxygen and water. There are also green burials that use
special materials, such as biodegradable caskets, urns that sprout trees, and burial suits that grow mushrooms. Eternal reefs take that concept
to the depths of the ocean using a mixture of ashes and cement
to create marine habitats for sea life. Death is an inevitable part
of the human condition, but how we treat bodies and burials
continues to evolve. We may each have different spiritual, religious, or practical approaches to dying, but the ever-increasing demand
for burial space might give us a push to be creative about where our bodies go
after the final stages of life.

100 thoughts on “What happens to our bodies after we die? – Farnaz Khatibi Jafari

  1. To burry death body is correct way. Because we almost don't know which one is God favorite person that's why it's duty to respect all Muslims death body.. God's favorite person body never decomposed

  2. Death in the Bible, a person is in the deep sleep . . .awaiting Resurrection . . .standing up, raising up, awaking up to life again!

  3. A lot Philosophers apparently in this comment section hh.. Fear push to think 😉

  4. You actually get confused when you think about how life started, how the universe came into being and the like. So leave it.

  5. Gamers never die we Respawn! lol! Hi to all Gamers out there! just enjoying life while i'm still alive 🙂

  6. Listen to this song and you will NOT fear death. https://youtu.be/KVHBjJ8DKw0

  7. Once I'm dead I'm Dead I really don't care. But I rather be cremated.

  8. Our life is just a test Quran is the only book that can answer all our questions it talks about the creation of man kind,and the entire universe 👍

  9. After we die
    We’ll see Lord Jesus Christ who is the only the way to be saved
    But we the Him or as a Savior and Redeemer and enter everlasting life
    Or see Him as a judge and enter everlasting dead!
    So… repent and change your mind and life until it’s not to late
    Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand!
    Read Bible!

  10. Did you now that humans will achieve immortality by 2045 according to top futurist Ray Kurzweil?

  11. The death that I want is a Romantic Death meaning I sleep only and I won’t wake up. That’s it but l want to be old like 150 years old. Me and my future husband hahahahaha.

  12. I thought life tell us something but i cant, understand and we are waste the time and then die

  13. Luckily India second highest population after China burn their dead otherwise they would have ran out of space already

  14. We all will be ask who's ur god who's the messanger ( prophet mohamed) what's ur religion (islam) when we in the grave

  15. Simply if you make the claim “life after death”
    You must prove it!!!
    And do not say I have to disprove it, since we are not the one claiming life after death , I say this:
    We don’t know what happens after we die because “No one came back to tell us”
    Logically and scientifically it’s more than impossible.
    Sorry.

  16. Away from philosophy and religion, this video has pointed out a very important point that many people are ignoring. No actions are taken in order to solve problems regarding to our beloved planet earth. Thanks for posting this video 🙂

  17. Send the bodies to space 🌌 when there's no space in the earth to bury the dead. 💀

  18. life is short
    Don’t waste it on partying, alcohol, fornication, girls and drugs. Rather do charities, do good for your parents and children.

  19. Everyone i lived as a good person and was always kind and helpful this wold needed all of us to improve generation from 2019 to whatever we live to amen reincarnation will happen

  20. 2:22 I have this in my country… My oldest aunt died since I was 5 years old… Her body seems clean but cold.. After they bought her into cementary, they use flower and water to her body…. I wasn't cry after all because I was so confused

  21. What is the purpose of this life
    May Allah rest me in Janahh
    Say Ameen

  22. In 2013 I was in a head on collision with a pickup truck. In the ambulance on the way to the hospital, my heart stopped beating for 8 minutes until they revived me, so technically I had died. I have no memory of it whatsoever, so I can't say what it was like to be dead…

  23. Ur soul get stucked into the death body for 7 / 8 months. U are conscious but enable to move.

  24. In 2100… everyone turned into 79 years old and 2101everyone dead beacause the age… we cant stop the age…

  25. I lowkey want someone to yeet my body into the ocean once I’m dead 😂

  26. May ALLAH GRANT US HEAVEN SAME TO ALL MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS

  27. energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another.

  28. In ancient sankrit, it was stated that in every living creatures, the body is the most vulnerable and it will be distorted and destroyed no matter how much the evolution process is developed. But the invisible energy, which is unquantifiable (the only reason we can't distinguish it even with our developed scientific equipment)
    and can't be destroyed,
    "Nainam Chhindranti Sastrani…nainam dahati pabak..na kainam kledantyopa na śoṣayati mārutaḥ.."
    Our souls are so much powerful that it can take any other life form right after our death.
    Souls are actually from another dimension, came here to enjoy and learn about the planet..we mortal bodies are merely the mediums.
    Nothing else.
    I hope who ever reading this must be enlightened.

  29. This video really made me think about how I’m living my life right now.

  30. Islam gave us the best solution in every spare of life, Alhamdulillah.

  31. doesnt matter how good looking you are how much money you have or how tall or athletic you are .. death will come to us all

  32. well i guess i’ll just say, Rest In Peace everyone bc one day we will all pass. don’t worry tho, life is long so don’t waste time!

  33. To be truthfully honest Jafari is actually my middle name really. Quite strange.

  34. Nothing much lol , my body will be just burnt to ashes within 24 hours of my death.

  35. My dog passed away yesterday, hours later I asked him to give me a sign that he was present, instantly a ladybug landed on my chest near my heart. I knew it was him.

  36. Life's not short…………we just gotta do more
    By Logan Paul – The Maverick

  37. What happens to your body when you die? Simple answer The worms crawl in the worms crawl out

  38. Genesis 3:19 KJV
    In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

    The bible stands true throughout the ages. Was true, is true and will always be true, Amen.

  39. We never know that we actually live in the past and reborn again….

  40. Oh my god. The animation in the whole video is amazing. Also I've never seen a claymation as smooth as 2:04

  41. Muslims culd use the same grave over and over like if you want to be but in your father grave

  42. I can't imagine this video in 100 years when most of us in the comment section will be dead and the future generation will watch this and read the comments from dead people.

  43. For next 100 years ahead youtuber…

    Thank you for like my comment because I am already death and being compose. Please pray for us death people in this comment section. Also pray for the narrator..

  44. Dead people are not dead as long as we can hear their voices and see them smiling in our heart (or maybe mind😅).

  45. Well in my Will I wrote that I want my entire body launched into space for the off chance of freaking out some astronauts…
    I doubt anyone will follow through so the Tree option seems pretty cool

    https://www-m.cnn.com/2017/05/03/world/eco-solutions-capsula-mundi/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

  46. just chuck our corpses as far as you can into the ozone layer creating a plug for the hole in it from global warming (just a joke)

  47. Same with my mom when she died it was have been 2 years till she died i was out of control so i tooked out all the dust and mud and when i saw her body i had a lighter in my hand and i burnt my family

  48. Life really doesn't deserve all this fighting and greed sooner or later we will die and turn to dust with no money and no company only ur dead body and ur remaining memory on the people's mind

  49. I’m very scared that it will be nothing and I won’t remember the ones in my life that I love.

  50. Everything we do in life is because… We're distracting ourselves from our inevitable death. Think about anything and it's related to death somehow.

  51. No offence to the religious people of this comment section, but you all seem to be coping with the truth.

  52. First family members fight for the dead stiffs possessions then in Tibetan culture the Vultures take care the duty of carcass disposal. The Muslims bury their dead.the Christians cremate or bury their own. The Hindus roast on wood pyres.this is what happens to our body after death.

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