20 Things You’ll Probably Wish You Didn’t Know About Dead Bodies

17. An exhumed body looks like overcooked spaghetti, with a strong stench of death.

“I’ve worked in the funeral industry my entire career, so I’ve seen some odd things.

Gorilla Glue works great when an eyelid pops open or an arm rebounds from rigor mortis minutes before a service.

The amount/weight of ‘ashes’ (ground bone after the incineration process), depends on your bone density, not the size of the person.

Exhumation can be a tricky situation, especially in moist soil, or with a leaky vault. In my state, everyone must be buried in a burial vault. Some have a tar seal, others rely on a concrete seal (which doesn’t seal that well).

That being said, steel caskets hold up best and tar sealed vaults are most protective. But at the end of the day, never request to see the exhumed body. (Think overcooked spaghetti, with a strong stench of death.)”

Kaps3220


18. The smell of formaldehyde makes you really really hungry.

“Few degrees in anatomy. Hundreds of hours in human dissection classes (mostly using fixed bodies with formaldehyde). The smell of formaldehyde makes you really really hungry.”

rranyard


19. Your pets will eat you.

“Your pets will eat you. Seen it three times.”

deerhuntinghippie


20. You have smelt nothing until you have smelt the farts of the dead.

“You have smelt nothing until you have smelt the farts of the dead.” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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