Sorry for this morbid thread, but... I´ve read that it could be possible that a severed head could live for several seconds up to maybe half a minute after being cut off. There are even stories of heads blushing, grimacing angrily or biting each other in the basket. One scientist that was about to be beheaded asked his friend to do a scientific experiment. He said that as soon as he was beheaded he would start blinking, and the friend should count the number of blinks. He blinked for quite a while before dying... Do you think that these stories have some truth in them, or do you die instantly when the head is cut off?