Questions tagged [rigor-mortis]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5
votes
0answers
886 views

Is it possible to have a smile on the face after death?

A lot of novels state that a person died with a smile on the face, or how relatives/friends notice a smile on the face that remains even after death. Is such a thing anatomically possible? Will a ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Do skeleton bones hold together after death & decay?

In many depictions of skeletons in modern culture (videogames, movies, etc.), we can see skeletons holding in one piece, as if glued, long after death and disappearance of body tissues. For instance, ...