THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO YOUR BODY AFTER YOU PASS AWAY
Added on: 30th Oct 2016
OUR BODIES SECRETE PUTRID ODOURS
No other object does “putrid” apply better to than to a corpse.
As our cells die, they release enzymes notifying local
bacteria and fungi of the event. The bacteria and fungi
rush in to begin decomposition, releasing noxious,
putrid gases and odours.
ANIMALS RUSH IN TO DEVOUR THE BODY
Beyond the bacteria and fungi, blowflies and flesh flies
are attracted to the sweet odours put out by a corpse.
The flies lay eggs which hatch into maggots which start
eating away at the dead flesh. Other creatures such as
mites, ants, spiders and vultures also descend upon the body.
OUR BODIES CAN MOAN
A post-mortem effect which scares even modern-day doctors
and nurses, our bodies can make sounds after death!
The combination of rigor mortis (including the vocal cord
muscles) and gas secreted by bacteria in our guts can
lead dead bodies to fart, squeak, and even moan.
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM SHUTS DOWN
Our bacteria-rich guts become a breeding ground for a
massive explosion of bacteria. Once our immune system
shuts off, our gut bacteria begins digesting our
intestines before spreading to other organs.
OUR EYES BULGE AND TONGUES SWELL
The gases produced in our intestines and from our
decomposing organs also make our eyes bulge from their
sockets and our tongues swell up and extend out of the mouth.
WE CAN EXPLODE
A few years ago, a video surfaced on the internet of a marine
biologist poking a hole in a dead, beached whale to relieve
the pressure from built-up gas. When he punctures the
whale, an explosion of built-up gas shot out of the
carcass with a loud boom. The same happens to our
bodies. If the gas has nowhere to go, our bodies
will bloat and eventually rupture.
PUTREFACTION SETS IN
As the body continues to break down, proteins decompose
which lead to the breakdown of cell walls and the loss of
cohesion between tissues. The process results in the
liquefaction of most of our internal organs, turning our
bodies into sloshing, gaseous, bulbous corpses.
OUR SKIN NEARLY DETACHES
Though our skin loosens, it’s not necessarily a good thing.
Once gases build up in the body, the loosening, or slippage,
of our skin amplifies, detaching our skin from the bones
and muscle underneath.