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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Drowning is the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in liquid. Near drowning is the survival of a drowning event involving unconsciousness or water inhalation and can lead to serious secondary complications or death, possibly up to 72 hours after the event.

Pliny the Elder claims of drowned bodies that male corpses float face upwards and female corpses, more modestly, face downwards. Aldous Huxley wrote a poem about it, "Second Philosopher's Song."

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