Can humans be immortal? the answer is no, can we live after death? no. Many people have searched for the secret of living forever for centuries but it seems like we’ve been beaten to it by the animal to an extent at least. So today we will be looking at the top 10 animals that can live after death.
So without wasting any time lets looks at the top 10 animals that can live after death.
Cockroaches are famous for their tenacity and are often believed as the most likely creature that will survivor a nuclear war. They can live without their heads, in fact, they can go on living for two weeks without their heads. But how these bugs can survive decapitation?. First of all the cockroaches don’t bleed a lot like a human when we cut off their heads.
They have an open circulatory system which translates to little to no blood pressure so if their head pops off the wound discloses naturally due to clotting and secondly, cockroaches don’t need their heads to breathe as they do this process through little holes located on their bodies called spiracles. Although a headless cockroach will die of starvation eventually it’s gonna take them weeks for them to do so.
There is a good reason why they appear on this list because even though a bee might be dead it can still sting you, not in the way that you think, dead bees obviously can’t go flying around and actively sting you. The thing is their sting and more importantly, the venom delivery system will still work even if the bee is long dead. When a bee stings the sting detaches from its body leaving it embedded into the skin of its victim attached to this thing is a tiny organ that both contains the bee venom and a tiny muscle that pumps the venom out. Bee’s actions are not controlled by the bee’s brain but rather by involuntary impulses so it’s not safe to pick up a dead bee.
Chickens can run around with their heads cut off, yes and there’s a very simple reason for this. The reason is human error this error happens to be a butcher’s error. The chicken’s central nervous system is very different from humans some basic bodily functions are controlled not by the brain itself but by certain parts of the brainstem. So when the butcher chops the chicken’s head too high most of the time it’s just the forebrain of the chicken that comes off with its head leaving the brain stem and the cerebellum quite intact.
An octopus after being chopped up it continues to move, the reason octopuses arms maintain mobility even after being chopped off is quite fascinating it’s because their central nervous system is quite unique. Most of an octopus nerve cells two out of three of them can be found in its tentacles and these arms can continue reacting to stimuli even if they are no longer connected to the main brain in fact they remain responsive even after the octopus has been long dead. These movements can happen up for a week after the octopus’s death also.
Salamander has always been synonymous with long life and immortality. Salamanders have the uncanny ability to regenerate any part of their body that has been chopped off. These regrown parts actually function the same as or in some cases even better than the original parts this is mainly because of a special protein found in salamanders which facilitates the replication of cells this protein can also be found in humans but in smaller quantities.