10 Weird Facts You Never Knew About Death

6 Discoloration

When you die, sometimes the body becomes discolored. The process, called lividity, happens when the body’s remaining blood stops being pumped through the veins since the heart has stopped at death. This causes the blood to sit there and create dark purple spots in the areas it is resting. However, lividity can be fixed in the body after 8-12 hours after death, which can help forensics determine the cause of death.