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Stage 4: Livor Mortis

October 1, 2015 rehadlock 11

The fourth stage of decomposition, Livor Mortis translates to “blueish color” [livor] “of death” [mortis] although it has many names including “hypostasis”, “suggillation”, “cadaveric lividity”, “darkening of death” and “postmortem staining”. Livor Mortis begins when circulation stops, blood vessels become more permeable due to decomposition, and blood settles throughout the corpse. Red blood cells, which are very dense, travel and pool in the lowest areas possible, staining the tissue. This means in a hanging death, discoloration would be seen in the feet, fingertips and ear lobes. Males who die from hanging may also acquire what’s known as a “Death Erection” (or “Angel Lust”) due […]

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Rest in Peace Lois Lilienstein of ‘Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show’

April 29, 2015 rehadlock 0

On April 22, 2015 Lois Lilienstein passed away and for some of us, a piece of our childhood died with her. Lois Lilienstein was co-founder and member of “Sharon, Lois and Bram”, a trio well-known in the late 80s and early 90s for their popular children’s songs. Lois was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1936 but moved to Toronto, Canada with her husband, Ernest, and their son, David, in 1966. In 1978 Lois teamed up with Bram Morris and Sharon Hampson, beginning their career together in children’s entertainment. By 1984 the trio had their own television show for children aptly […]