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Fri Jan 1, 2021, 11:55 PM

13. Enter The Disturbing World Of Body Farms

 

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Enter The Disturbing World Of Body Farms

While body farms that leave the dead out to rot may be unbelievably creepy, they're also incredibly important. Here's why.

What do you think happens to your body after you die? You probably have a vague idea, but not a thoroughly realistic conception of the changes your body will undergo after the chilly grip of death has taken hold.

You are not alone. Most people possess very little understanding of the grisly process of human death and decay. In fact, we go to great lengths to keep death and its aftermath out of sight and out of mind.

Just in the United States, about 70 percent of people now die in hospitals, nursing homes, or long-term care facilities, instead of in their homes. And once we’ve died, our bodies are preserved and coated in makeup if there’s going to be a viewing at all, then usually either cremated or buried in a coffin deep underground.

Now, even with this ritualistic practice of concealing death, the human body still endures the process of decomposition, it is simply delayed for a short period of time. And as much as we try to keep this decomposition at bay and out of mind, there’s a subset of scientists who study it intently and up close.

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https://allthatsinteresting.com/body-farms


ETA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_farm
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