Friday, 26 June 2015

Sketchy Fact #95: Cruisin' for a Bruisin'

The changing colours of bruises is a result of your body breaking down and reusing the hemoglobin in spilled blood cells. Hemoglobin is broken down into a green pigment called biliverdin. Biliverdin is broken down into bilirubin, which is a golden brown colour.