8 Most AMAZING Animals That LIVE After Death!

8 Most AMAZING Animals That LIVE After Death!

Hi, its Katrina! Death might seem like the end, but for some
living organisms, that is not necessarily the case. From turtles without hearts to frogs without
brains, here are the top 10 animals that live after death. 8. Brainless Frog
Usually you’d consider an animal dead once its brain or head is removed, but that isn’t
quite the case with frogs. Like other animals on this list, dead frogs
still exhibit much of the same behavior found in their living counterparts. In experiments where scientists removed the
brains from frogs, they found that the frogs could still hop, swim in water, move away
when touched and reorient itself if turned upside down. They could even croak when their back was
stroked! The main difference between the living and
dead behavior of frogs is the lack of spontaneous movement. Whereas living frogs might move around randomly,
these dead frogs only move in reaction to external stimuli. This is because the anatomy of frogs is relatively
simple compared to humans and so their reflexes can essentially run the whole frog without
any input from the brain. However, scientists noticed that if the body
wasn’t exposed to any stimuli, the body would just sit there without moving indefinitely. Strange huh? 7. Cockroaches
You may have heard the myth that cockroaches will be the only thing left after a nuclear
blast, but just how durable are they really? Would you have guessed that they can survive
not hours or even days without a head, but weeks? You heard that correctly, they can live for
weeks! This is because unlike humans, cockroaches
have an open circulatory system which is relatively low pressure. So they wouldn’t bleed out like a human
might because their necks would seal itself before that happened. They also wouldn’t run out of air like a
human would because they breathe through little holes in their body segments called spiracles. These tubes bring blood directly to their
tissue rather than having to circulate oxygen throughout their body. Finally, one of the key reasons they can continue
to live without a head for weeks is because of the clumps of nerve tissue located throughout
their body called ganglia. Think of these as small brains that help maintain
some of the body’s functions and reflexes. In fact, the only real limiting factors for
headless cockroaches are their inability to eat or drink. Even then, roaches can go quite some time
without taking in any nutrients. They’ll dehydrate before they ever starve
to death, so it’s almost like food isn’t much of a factor anyway! So don’t be too scared if you see a decapitated
cockroach running around. It may take a couple of weeks, but it will
die eventually. And now for number 6, but first be sure to
subscribe and click the notification bell so you don’t miss out! 6. Headless Snakes
Snakes can be scary enough on their own, but coupled with the ability to remain lethal
even after death, can make them even more terrifying! Many venomous snakes have been known to retain
their nerve functions, brain activity, and reflexes hours after death. This is even true after complete decapitation! The bodies can be seen slithering and rising
off the ground as if it were still alive. Meanwhile, the head may lash out and bite
at anyone who happens to get too close. So if you’ve decapitated one, be careful! It might just try to take you down with it. How is this possible? Well, because reptiles are ectothermic (or
cold-blooded) they have a much slower metabolism, which allows them to sustain their organs
longer after being decapitated. Furthermore, the fact that the venom glands
are stored in the head means that they have full access to their deadly bites while decapitated. Some snakes, like rattlesnakes, also have
heat-sensitive pits in the front of their face, allowing the head to sense when you
get close so it can strike! So remember to be careful around snakes whether
they are alive or dead. Or they might just come back to bite you in
the end. 5. Heartless Turtles
Considering that many turtles are amphibious creatures, they need to be dynamic in order
to survive. In some ways, they are versatile enough to
survive after death. Take the loggerhead musk turtle, for instance;
it has been documented diving for up to 5,000 hours before surfacing for air. For most animals, even aquatic ones, that
would be long enough without air to keel over. However, it is a fairly typical task for the
turtle. However, it’s not their living functions
that give them their place on this list, but the ones that happen after death. They have been known to have their heart beat
for up to an hour after being completely removed from the body. Or even for days if left in the body! One study dissected a turtle and refrigerated
it, leaving the heart inside the body, and it continued to beat for 5 days! Now that is just miraculous! (Although I don’t know what kind of people
are performing these kinds of experiments. It sounds pretty brutal!) This is because their hearts have special
“pacemaker” cells that help it continue beating even without signals from the brain. This coupled with their ability to break down
glycogen for energy without needing oxygen helps power the heart for quite some time. Especially since there is a relatively large
amount of glycogen stored around the turtle’s heart. So I guess you can say that no matter what,
this turtle’s heart will never miss a beat! 4. Bees and Wasps
Nobody likes being stung by bees, but luckily they only really sting when threatened. And the bright stripes serve as a nice little
warning to stay away from them, but did you know you should leave them alone whether they
are alive or dead? This is because dead bees and wasps are still
able to sting you even if decapitated or dismembered. As long as their abdomen is relatively intact,
the muscles, ganglia, venom sac, and stinger are still able to function and sting you for
as long as an hour after death. It is actually pretty common for people to
be stung after stepping on or picking up a dead bee. The body will continue to react to being moved,
digging the stinger deeper and pumping venom into its victim. I actually know this for a fact because the
only time I have ever been stung by a bee is because my father picked up a dead one
and put it in my hand so I could look at it when I was little. I got stung right in the palm of my hand. Just make sure you are not around other bees
if you are accidentally stung by a dead one. Their stings can release a chemical to alert
other bees or wasps to threats so they can swarm and attack! So be sure to bee careful around them. 3. Disembodied Tentacles
Much like the predatory snakes, the octopus has body parts that live on after being severed
from the head or killed completely. You see, octopi have 130 million neurons,
but they aren’t all housed in their brains like humans. Many of them are located throughout their
tentacles. Scientists speculate this is how octopi can
multi-task and use their limbs so efficiently. Furthermore, this is believed to be the reason
why the tentacles can seem to move and function just as they normally would, even if the octopus
is dead or if the tentacle has been severed. Similar to snakes, the limbs can continue
reacting to stimuli even an hour after losing their connection to the brain. The severed tentacle will continue to navigate
the world around them and even grab food and attempt to bring it to where its mouth would
be (if it were still attached). Researchers have experimented with euthanizing
an octopus, cutting off its limbs and then submerging them in ice water for an hour. Even then, the limbs responded to being probed. Out in the wild, dolphins and seals have washed
up on shore after attempting to devour an octopus. The limbs continued to move after death, and
suffocated its would-be predators. It would appear that the neurons really give
the tentacles a mind of their own, thus making octopi one of the strangest animals that continue
to live after death. 2. Alaskan Wood Frog
Freezing and coming back to life is pretty common in scifi shows and movies, but for
this next animal it’s just a typical winter. Like many other northern frogs, the Alaskan
wood frog enters a period of dormancy during the cold winter months. However, it does it in a dramatically different
way than most frogs – by freezing almost completely. You heard that right, this frog has 2/3 of
the water inside of it freeze, thaw, and refreeze multiple times throughout the winter season. They can spend up to 7 months in this cycle
of freezing and thawing. Meanwhile it can survive days or even weeks
without breathing or having a heart beat. Then once winter is over, it will simply thaw
out and hop on its way! That’s pretty remarkable, huh? In order to avoid dying during the harsh Alaskan
winters, the wood frog builds up urea and glucose in their body which act as cryo-protectants. Cryo-protectants are substances that protect
biological tissue from freezing damage. These help keep water contained within the
cells and limit the amount of ice that can form in the body. Thus these frogs that are no bigger than the
palm of your hand are able to freeze and essentially die for the winter only to return back to
life. 1. Water Bears
As you can probably see, water bears are not actual bears. It’s a nickname given to an 8-legged micro-animal
called the tardigrade. These little guys are no longer than a millimeter
and are typically found living in water or other moist environments. However, they can essentially survive in the
most extreme conditions on (and off) the planet. No matter what happens to them, water bears
just don’t seem to die. They have been boiled, dried out, frozen to
-328 degrees Fahrenheit, placed under extreme pressure, and exposed to the vacuum of space
and radiation. Scientists have also been able to revive water
bears that have been frozen for 30 years just by thawing them and exposing them to water. They’ve also survived all 5 of Earth’s
mass extinctions. Now that is impressive! We have since learned that water bears can
survive such harsh conditions by entering a state of suspended animation where all of
their biochemical processes cease. The water bears then produce a special protein
which they fill their bodies with, to replace the water being lost. This protein acts as a glass-like protective
coating that reinforces the body and preserves its cells. It can sit in this state for an incredibly
long period until it is exposed to water again at which point it will come back to life in
a matter of hours. For its size, this little fella is incredibly
durable and can basically come back from death several times over. Thanks for watching! Have you ever had an experience with an animal
you thought was dead? Let us know in the comments below!! Be sure to subscribe and see you next time! Byeeeeee

100 thoughts on “8 Most AMAZING Animals That LIVE After Death!

  1. What what if you cut in the middle of the head…WAIT IF YOU CHOP A VENOMOUS SNAKE THEY WONT DIE!?THERE WITH BE A SNAKE INVASION🀭


    thank u for science class -3-

  3. Wait so….. Basically they never die. Sooooooooooooo their like flipping air.. It never goes away!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Holy gosh,I cant even look at the zoomed in pictures of cockroaches πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜–

  5. The frog one is cool I saw one @acevideos he catched a frog skinned it and the thighs still moves like a heartbeat

  6. Here are the top 10 animals that live after death!!

    Number 8 πŸ”

    That's why I have trust issues πŸ™

  7. Once while i was in my garden literally i saw a snake near my foot so i screamed and well they chopped its head.off.RIP.And the rest of the body was moving creeeeepy.

  8. Hey what about worms they can regenerate…sort of…there brain is a bunch of stretched out…stuff pleas don't comment idiot look it up it's true

  9. Holy motherflopper!
    I thought that that snake head thing was a myth! O.O

    I usual beat cockroaches till they stop moving. 🀣

  10. 10 random persons 4 months ago: "Top 10 animals that live after death ,list stsrts at 8 lol"
    1random person 2 month ago:"Am i the only one that noticed that list starts at 8?"

  11. Very enlightening, thank you very much…more information about Frog – Sense Organs you can find – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op_l2IKiWZg&t=85s

  12. wrg, no such thing as scarx, terrifx, remarx etc about it or should, do, can do, remarkx any no matter what and any s ok

  13. If you live after death you already die so really everything dies because
    It says AFTER death so it still dies but comes back to life

  14. Huh a cockroach can not survive without it head a if it can they were would it go how would it know how to eat how would it eat that is a myth that not true almost all of the thing on this list is not ture

  15. Today, I accidentally beheaded my pet grasshopper & I sat there sadly, & then, it suddenly jumped from wall to wall & I was like WTF.

  16. Sooooo y’all out here stabbing turtles in he head and making them brain dead just so you can tell us a fun fact? Cause that’s pretty much what they did y’all. I mean what were they going to do with this information?

  17. Is the poster (& author) of this video an a tual living petson or is it some sort of automated computer AI?
    I have seen thousands of independent videos disapperar from youtube only to be replaced by whordes of videos all seemingly posted by variants of the same petson.
    In fact all the new videos are parametered in a way as per "something" is missing from each and every one of the videos.
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    It's a rip-off!

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  19. Logic: no snake is going to "lash out at you" if its head is disconnected from its body unless it suddenly sprouts legs or wings.

  20. Its "octopuses". Octopus is a Greek word, not Latin, so the "I" on the end is incorrect for a Greek word. I think the Latin word for "foot" is "podi" (as in podiatrist) correct?

  21. Read a story in an outdoor mag years ago bout a dude who was killed by the same rattler that got his dad. A fang was lodged in the dads boot, sticking out just enough to scratch his leg. His blood liquified the dried venom

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