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When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?

 
Anonymous Coward
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06/27/2009 02:49 PM
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When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
Just curious if any research has been done on that.
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06/27/2009 02:51 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
I read something about it, but words can be lies.
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06/27/2009 02:52 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
an ounce
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
There has been research on that. I believe it's like 2 grams. Google it.
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
Yes
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06/27/2009 02:57 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
They lose 21 grams
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
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06/27/2009 03:00 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
OMG keep it quiet all the models will kill themselfs now.
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06/27/2009 03:01 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
In the 1920's the University of Chicago Medical School conducted a survey on 17 dying patients. On average they lost about half an ounce at the time of death.
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
Just curious if any research has been done on that.
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Yes, 0.5 to 1.5 ozs.

That was verified against similar weighted animals that lost no weight upon death.

This study was done around the late 1800s to early 1900s.
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
If obama dies he will loose 20 pounds ....


He is full off shit !

shitstream <--- Obama spirit departing him !
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06/27/2009 03:20 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
the spirit is proly weightless. Everyone is made perfect in heaven even if they were not perfect in life.. people who were even in awful carwrecks or fires are made perfect in heaven. deformed children are made perfect in heaven. That which was not perfect on Earth, shall be made Perfect in Heaven.
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
OMG keep it quiet all the models will kill themselfs now.
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You say that like it's a bad thing.
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06/27/2009 03:31 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
Just curious if any research has been done on that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 11540


Depends on your standard of proof. Using GLP standards, fuck yes, that one ancient trial with the terribly noisy data using a grand total of six patients proves it beyond any reasonable doubt.

Using "normal" standards of proof it's essentially an urban legend.
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06/27/2009 03:32 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
They lose 21 grams
 Quoting: Sou£

Looks like we have all heard of the study on weight loss at death...they say its instantaneous.
I want to know if they can determine the "polarity" of the loss...positive or negative ---Up or Down chuckle
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06/27/2009 03:35 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
If obama dies he will loose 200 pounds ....


He is full off shit !

shitstream <--- Obama spirit departing him !
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*fixed* :)
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
"someone" is not the body but the spirit itself. Hence it is semantically wrong to say that someone gives up one's spirit. Rather, someone gives up their body.
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06/27/2009 03:37 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
They lose 21 grams

Looks like we have all heard of the study on weight loss at death...they say its instantaneous.
I want to know if they can determine the "polarity" of the loss...positive or negative ---Up or Down chuckle
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1. "[S]uddenly coincident with death . . . the loss was ascertained to be three-fourths of an ounce."

2. "The weight lost was found to be half an ounce. Then my colleague auscultated the heart and and found it stopped. I tried again and the loss was one ounce and a half and fifty grains."

3. "My third case showed a weight of half an ounce lost, coincident with death, and an additional loss of one ounce a few minutes later."

4. "In the fourth case unfortunately our scales were not finely adjusted and there was a good deal of interference by people opposed to our work . . . I regard this test as of no value."

5. "My fifth case showed a distinct drop in the beam requiring about three-eighths of an ounce which could not be accounted for. This occurred exactly simultaneously with death but peculiarly on bringing the beam up again with weights and later removing them, the beam did not sink back to stay for fully fifteen minutes."

6. "My sixth and last case was not a fair test. The patient died almost within five minutes after being placed upon the bed and died while I was adjusting the beam."

So, out of six tests, two had to be discarded, one showed an immediate drop in weight (and nothing more), two showed an immediate drop in weight which increased with the passage of time, and one showed an immediate drop in weight which reversed itself but later recurred. And even these results cannot be accepted at face value as the potential for experimental error was extremely high, especially since MacDougall and his colleagues often had difficulty in determining the precise moment of death, one of the key factors in their experiments. (MacDougall later attempted to explain away the timing discrepancies by concluding that "the soul's weight is removed from the body virtually at the instant of last breath, though in persons of sluggish temperament it may remain in the body for a full minute.")

[link to www.snopes.com]
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
"someone" is not the body but the spirit itself. Hence it is semantically wrong to say that someone gives up one's spirit. Rather, someone gives up their body.
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Good Point hmm
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
They lose 21 grams

Looks like we have all heard of the study on weight loss at death...they say its instantaneous.
I want to know if they can determine the "polarity" of the loss...positive or negative ---Up or Down chuckle


1. "[S]uddenly coincident with death . . . the loss was ascertained to be three-fourths of an ounce."

2. "The weight lost was found to be half an ounce. Then my colleague auscultated the heart and and found it stopped. I tried again and the loss was one ounce and a half and fifty grains."

3. "My third case showed a weight of half an ounce lost, coincident with death, and an additional loss of one ounce a few minutes later."

4. "In the fourth case unfortunately our scales were not finely adjusted and there was a good deal of interference by people opposed to our work . . . I regard this test as of no value."

5. "My fifth case showed a distinct drop in the beam requiring about three-eighths of an ounce which could not be accounted for. This occurred exactly simultaneously with death but peculiarly on bringing the beam up again with weights and later removing them, the beam did not sink back to stay for fully fifteen minutes."

6. "My sixth and last case was not a fair test. The patient died almost within five minutes after being placed upon the bed and died while I was adjusting the beam."

So, out of six tests, two had to be discarded, one showed an immediate drop in weight (and nothing more), two showed an immediate drop in weight which increased with the passage of time, and one showed an immediate drop in weight which reversed itself but later recurred. And even these results cannot be accepted at face value as the potential for experimental error was extremely high, especially since MacDougall and his colleagues often had difficulty in determining the precise moment of death, one of the key factors in their experiments. (MacDougall later attempted to explain away the timing discrepancies by concluding that "the soul's weight is removed from the body virtually at the instant of last breath, though in persons of sluggish temperament it may remain in the body for a full minute.")

[link to www.snopes.com]
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Thx Good Post
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06/27/2009 03:41 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
All the tests I believe were conducted in such a way as to account for bodily fluids ejected during death...like pee and other schtuff LOL
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06/27/2009 03:41 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
Just for the record, spirits don't weigh anything, the soul does....lol
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06/27/2009 03:44 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
Your Spirit is just an electrical field and is part of the electric field that surrounds the earth such as lightning.
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
Your Spirit is just an electrical field and is part of the electric field that surrounds the earth such as lightning.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 709048


Wake up.... Is lightening conscious???? Lightening comes from both the earth and the heavens....Your spirit is your
guardian angel and your daemon is now called your ego to make you less suspecting of it's whispers, and it worked....
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
The soul is ethereal, hence like any gaseous substance it can be weighed. 21 grams is what the study concluded.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
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06/27/2009 03:55 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
All the tests I believe were conducted in such a way as to account for bodily fluids ejected during death...like pee and other schtuff LOL
 Quoting: RememberThis

Yeah Im quoting myself chuckle

The best part of death is that you finally get to piss all over something LOL
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06/27/2009 04:08 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
Did they take into account the water vapour in the last exhalation or two? The inner surface of lungs is very large and wet, every exhalation of a 6 l lungs means approximatelly 4 - 6 grams of water. Three breath and voilá, half an ounce is here. 5a

(I apologize, I fabricated this just now!)
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06/27/2009 04:17 PM
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
Did they take into account the water vapour in the last exhalation or two? The inner surface of lungs is very large and wet, every exhalation of a 6 l lungs means approximatelly 4 - 6 grams of water. Three breath and voilá, half an ounce is here. 5a

(I apologize, I fabricated this just now!)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 416242

I believe they did.
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
Did they take into account the water vapour in the last exhalation or two? The inner surface of lungs is very large and wet, every exhalation of a 6 l lungs means approximatelly 4 - 6 grams of water. Three breath and voilá, half an ounce is here. 5a

(I apologize, I fabricated this just now!)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 416242


Did you read the Snopes article all the way through?

Remember what I said about GLP standards of proof versus standards of proof?
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Re: When someone dies and gives up their spirit do they lose weight?
Worst diet ever.

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