What Happens to a Body after Death?

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This is not a story for the squeamish, so read on at your peril. The one certainty that each of us has in this life is that we are going to die. What exactly does take place within the human body once the spark of life is gone?

First stage of decomp – 0 to 3 days

The actual process of decay is fascinating, in a morbid kind of way.


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Putrefaction stage at 4 to 10 days

The images used in this story are of a pig decomposing, but the process is exactly as it would be for a human body. For those of you with stronger stomachs, take a look at the first video you come to. You will need to verify your age before you can watch.

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Putrefaction stage image 2

When your brain is finally starved of oxygen, and your eyes have turned glassy, then you are clinically dead. Within one minute, the previously free flowing blood is pooling in bruise-like patches around your body, and all your muscles relax, emptying both bowels and bladder.

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