What are those floaty things in your eye Michael Mauser
Have you ever noticed something swimmingin your field of visioné It may look like a tiny wormor a transparent blob, and whenever you try to geta closer look, it disappears, only to reappearas soon as you shift your glance. But don't go rinsing out your eyes! What you are seeing is a common phenomenon known as a floater. The scientific name for these objectsis Muscae volitantes,
Latin for quot;flying flies,quot; and true to their name,they can be somewhat annoying. But they're not actually bugsor any kind of external objects at all. Rather, they exist inside your eyeball. Floaters may seem to be alive,since they move and change shape, but they are not alive. Floaters are tiny objectsthat cast shadows on the retina, the lightsensitive tissueat the back of your eye.
They might be bits of tissue, red blood cells, or clumps of protein. And because they're suspendedwithin the vitreous humor, the gellike liquidthat fills the inside of your eye, floaters drift alongwith your eye movements, and seem to bounce a littlewhen your eye stops. Floaters may be onlybarely distinguishable most of the time.
They become more visiblethe closer they are to the retina, just as holding your hand closerto a table with an overhead light will result in a moresharply defined shadow. And floaters are particularly noticeable when you are lookingat a uniform bright surface, like a blank computer screen, snow, or a clear sky,
where the consistency of the backgroundmakes them easier to distinguish. The brighter the light is,the more your pupil contracts. This has an effect similarto replacing a large diffuse light fixture with a single overhead light bulb, which also makesthe shadow appear clearer. There is another visual phenomenonthat looks similar to floaters but is in fact unrelated. If you've seen tiny dots of lightdarting about
when looking at a bright blue sky, you've experienced what is knownas the blue field entoptic phenomenon. In some ways,this is the opposite of seeing floaters. Here, you are not seeing shadows but little moving windowsletting light through to your retina. The windows are actually causedby white blood cells moving through the capillariesalong your retina's surface. These leukocytes can be so largethat they nearly fill a capillary
What Happens When You Die
Yes, partially decayed zombies are gross,but what REALLY happens to THIS BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN OF HUMAN MEAT after it diesé Let'sget grossly detailed!!! Death is as natural as birth, but celebrateda lot less. At the moment of death, the brain has a surge of activity as its last oxygenis depleted, and it then goes dark. Hormones which regulate body functions stop being secretedby the brain, and though some physical functions continue for a few minutes, eventually allhuman functions stop and the postdeath process begins. Firstly, at death, all muscles relax. It takesburning oxygen for energy to keep you tense,
no O2, no tension. This includes the body'ssphincters, which is why death often cause defecation and incontinence. Now, just becausethe body is medically DEAD, doesn't mean everything is. Some cells continue burning remainingenergy, which contributes to what happens after we die. Not to mention the 100 trillionbacteria living in our intestines, on our skin and elsewhere. They've been with us ourwhole livesâ€¦ no reason to stop now. Algor mortis, or the death chill, begins immediatelyat death. On average, a human body loses 1.5 degrees (.83 C) an hour until it reaches roomtemperature. Without a heartbeat, blood and fluids begin the lividity process, succumbingto gravity and pooling at the lowest points
in the body. In lightskinned people, poolingblood is visible outside the body as a dark purplishblue, and after two hours it clots!This is how forensic specialists can tell if a body has been moved. Within three to six hours, rigor mortis setsin, tensing the muscles again. After death, calcium floods the muscles, and bonds withproteins that control muscle contraction. This uncontrolled bonding causes muscles totense for 24to48 hours. The eyes will cloud over during this time, especially if leftopen. And once rigor sets in, they're stuck that way for a while, so that whole closingeye thing in moviesé It's possible as long
as you get to them quickly. Though you mightnot have to, because according to a study in the Indian Journal of Palliative Care,63 percent of people fully closed their eyes at death! Which seems like a lot to me. OKAY. SO. You're dead, and decomposition isstarting. Your cells are dead, and are begining to break down. In this case, cell death happensbecause of necrosis. It's messy, and without circulation, the body can't come clean upthe dead cell. As carbon dioxide builds up and the pH of the tissues rise, the cellsweaken and eventually their membranes break, releasing their insides into the surroundingtissue. Enzymes in that fluid cause damage,
blistering and color changes, this continuesfor a while. By the second or third day putrefaction setsin. Oxygen is been depleted by the natural microorganisms in our respiratory and gastrointestinalsystems, and they've begun to spread into other sections of the body. For example: enzymesin the pancreas cause it to digest itself, and the gut bacteria LOVE that, so they eatit too which turns the abdomen a greenish color. Gas begins to build up, forcing anynondigestibles like feces; out of the body. This is when the smell is justâ€¦ beyond horrible.I've smelled it, you don't want to. Two organic amine chemicals: putrescine and cadaverineare created during this interaction, and eventually
it makes its way into the blood vessels. Picturea postapocalyptic highwayâ€¦ using that, they get to the rest of the body and oozeout causing a horrid rotting smell. Eventually, necrosis and the work of bacteria changesthe greenishness, to purple, and then BLACK. The smell causes more insects to come layeggs and invade the body. A single blowfly can lay 300 eggs which will hatch in a singleday. Their larvae will hatch and eat tissues nearby for a week as a maggot before transforminginto a fly itself! Over the next week, maggots and bacteria pop holes in the body, releasingthe gas (and the smell) even more. These maggots can consume 60percent of a body in just aweek! But there's still a lot to go, this