What happens to your body after you die? You couldn't believe it

What happens when you die 

Just think about it, at this very moment there are around five hundred types of bacteria in your body — which are reproducing non-stop. It is due to this that, on average, there are approximately one hundred trillion microorganisms in every adult.

what physically happens when you die

At least that is what Doctor Roy,D Slitor from the Irish institute of Cork claims. “We are only 10% people; the rest is microbes,” says the Doctor. In just the intestines we hold up to 2kg of various microbes. But have you ever thought of what happens with these creatures after we die?
As soon as biological death of a person occurs the first to find out are the bacteria living inside of them. The thing is, certain internal organs continue working after irreversible death. This means the bacteria will have something to eat. In essence, we can imagine our body as a gigantic country, in which there are densely populated cities of bacteria.

The intestines are a real megapolis, where every microscopic resident carries out some kind of function. While we are alive our organism, with help from the immune system, is capable of holding back these thousands of bacteria in position; after death they become “unemployed” and start a great migration.
During the first twenty four hours microbes from the intestines enter blood vessels and the internal organs, where they start actively reproducing and eating everything on their path. During life such rampant amusement is limited by the immune system, but now the microbes are simply unstoppable! As a result the microbes release gases which make the body look like Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.
This is only the start; it is about to get worse. After yet more time, while E Coli in the intestines eat plenty, the cells of the internal organs start going through oxygen-hunger. Because of the accumulation of toxic substances they break down releasing compounds. It is at this moment that the internal organs are filled with anaerobic bacteria — microbes which feel comfortable in the absence of oxygen. Eating the organism’s tissue and splitting accumulated compounds they create various substances: methane, hydrogen, ammonia, sulfide, as well as a multitude of others because of which the swollen body may pop.
However, even without this happening the rotten smell is spread many meters around. The odour, where each molecule is rich in thousands of tones does not fail to attract attention. It is so strong that even many air fresheners units of Febreeze placed on the body will not save the situation. If, then, the body is not found by people hordes of insects will do the job.
Roughly four days after your death hundreds of flies will fly to the sweet, rotten smell of decomposing flesh — their favorite delicacy. The least patient will fly to the body just an hour after death but will have to wait until the dish matures. Insects feed not only off the flesh and skin, but are also capable of eating anything that comes out of your body, while the internal organs are occupied by bacteria.
Flies are household orientated creatures: as soon as they finish their meal they start laying down eggs so the next generation of flies can also enjoy some human flesh. In every laying process there are up to one hundred twenty eggs, out of which an unreal number of hungry maggots will come about in just one day. Hundreds and thousands of small, white worms colonize the lying body, eating its dead cells.

In the process of eating the maggots release a lot of heat, so they need to continuously travel around in order not to overheat. Seeing this constant movement one can compare them with penguins, except the arctic birds move in order to warm up; the maggots — to cool off. From the outside it looks as though life is inspirited in the dead body. Over time the number of maggots will increase as they become flies and lay down eggs of their own. This means one thing: the feast is coming to an end.

By the way… such an interesting peculiarity was used by doctors cleaning wounds of dead cells after severe burns. I can only imagine the difficulty in convincing the patients to undergo such a radical method. Besides flies, beetles and mites fly over for the celebration. These hungry creatures have strong jaws, so they love tough food. They swarm the skin, tendons, and, if food is lacking, other creatures busy eating you. They also, like flies, lay down eggs and raise new specimens. While moths come to the feast last as they only eat hair, which is not of interest to the rest of the bunch.
At this stage only scattered bones are left from the body. The feast does not end here. In the decaying process chemical elements are continuously leaking out into the soil, making it a real Klondike for nematode worms. Aside from ground inhabitants spores of mushrooms will spread over the scraps. They can feed off the decomposing material for months, even when seemingly nothing is left of the corpse.
So, if you ever see a bunch of mushrooms creating a contour of a human body, know that a murder took place in that spot. Although our body is primarily interesting for microbes, large creatures can also not miss the opportunity to have lunch. Vultures and other animals: pigs, racoons, and wild dogs will also take great pleasure in eating our flesh! Their simplicity simply amazes; they absolutely do not care where this meat comes from if its owner is dead. However, individual predators, like a wolf, will only eat human remains in case of emergency. It is much more likely that they attack a live victim and then will eat its remains. Yeah... the picture is definitely not pleasant.

I hope you understand that this is the natural process and that many wild animals see nothing shameful in it. With this next fact your hair will surely stand on end! During the last few years strange cases have become frequent: elderly people were found… partially eaten. Moreover, not by bacteria or by flies. The thing is the pets could not independently open the fridge and the packaged food for them; if their deceased owner has already been lying motionless there a few days hunger outweighs love.

Most often the scavenger was awakened in cats — nothing surprising: they are more independent and prone to hurting their owner. Just think of how your pet bites you or hits you with its paw in order to wake you up. At the same time try imagining a dog biting its owner; at least while he or she is still showing signs of life.
If a dead person is the only source of a food, even a “good boy” can, at some point, become a bad one. On the other hand, our pets cannot deny themselves of tastier bits, so in all situations they would eat the most appetizing parts: soft cheeks and loins; what they do not bite is the hand that fed them. So, if you are worried that you will suddenly leave this world and there will be no one to feed your pets: worry no more! Up to the moment when your body is found your dogs and cats will be provided with plenty of protein!
All in all, under any scenario of events, our body after death will become a dinner table for a variety of creatures who will nibble on our bodies up the very bones. Ultimately even the bones decompose into separate chemical compounds, fertilize the soil, and make the soil fertile, maintaining eco-balance. In science this process is called mineralization and will, for sure, please people who think of the environment’s preservation: if you do not decide to help preserve it during life, you are guaranteed to help after death.

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