Kid Videos

This is the place where I collect cool videos for visitors to Science on the Brain.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Decomposition of a baby pig

THIS IS GROSS! But it is also really interesting if you don't mind gross stuff.

Description from the video: Jerry Payne's made this film in the mid 1960s as part of his graduate work at Clemson University. Payne writes, My study was the first "detailed" study of succession in animal decomposition and the first with the pig as the model. The significance of the pig is that it closely approximates the human body (skin, body hair, size etc.) so the data generated could be used in modern forensic science to approximate the time of human deaths. At that time it was simply not possibly (moral/ethical/legal concerns) to perform decompositon studies with human corpses, I know because I tried and was denied. Even so there were many instances where some concerned person buried my research pigs.


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