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this is gruesome but I would like to know out of morbid curiosity?

Q:what happens to a body when its buried in a coffin? does it liquefy or dry out or what?
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"From dust you come, and from dust you shall return." Our bodies are temporary vessels that hold our spirits. They will rot, putrify, and turn to dust.
Decomposition - we eventually all rot and return a small part of what we took back to the earth.Unfortunately, people seem to feel the need to embalm and preserve their bodies for several years in coffins that are airtight, thus depriving the earth of the little bit of good we can give back.Isnt' that a shame?Toodles.
theres plenty of books on that. it's not gruesome mannyman
It slowly pushes itself upwards before rising out of the ground to dance with Michael Jackson.
Read this book- Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.It's a great book, that's not too graphic, that explains everthing that happens to our bodies after we die. For example, in the chapter about cremation she explains that most corpses actually sit up with such force that they smash through the casket they're in. It's fascinating and she also covers some neat CSI kind of stuff.
It decomposes. Basically dries up and all that remains is the skeleton.
It decomposes...and goes rotten...then over a period of time all u have left are the bones.
Great book you might like. Death and Dying-What Happens to Us When we Die.
goes to dust after a while. there's a reason they go to mortuaries
It decomposes, at a slow rate of course because normally bodies are embalmed. Parts of it liquefy and parts dry out. A little of both.
I would think it would depend on where it is buried, whether the ground becomes waterlogged or completely dries out.
Actually it depends on the casket and the condition of the corpse. If it is embalmed in a sealed casket, it will stay in pretty much the same state indefinitely (think of canned products) if not then bacteria will eventually break it down to just bones. Also, the moisture, temperature, and initial condition of body will determine the rate of decomposition.
Dust to dust, ashes to ashes !
Your turn liquid
Don't know and don't care to know. That's tooooooooooo disgusting!!!
During the embalming process the blood is replaced with embalming fluid and the bladder is emptied. A final step is to spray the body with a chemical spray that kills all the skin mites that normally live on the skin so that they don't continue to live there. The body is kept at a cooled temperature during the viewing and funeral. Following the service the casket is closed and the vacuum is established keeping the casket air tight. Decomposition takes a long time. Bodies can sometimes be exhumed after several years and be in nearly the same state they were in at burial. The body does not liquefy but will eventually more or less dry out. Also remember that the casket itself is not actually placed into the ground. A vault is placed first and the casket is then placed in it, the lid placed and it too is sealed.To above answer: I don't know where you got your info but the organs are NEVER removed unless done so at autopsy. Meantime the blood is removed, embalming fluid replaces it and the tissues are then more or less pickled to put it bluntly. I am appalled at the misinformation posted for this question!!! Bacteria feast. Sludge.
it decomposes.... after someone dies, if they are burring n not crmated, they remove all body liquids.. and basicaly gut the person. Once they are burried, after time in the cascat they start to decompose
thats gross, i'm not going in a coffin, no way! I'm gonna be buried straight in the soil, even if it is illegal by then.
It depends on the ground the body is buried in. If it's a dry climate, then it may get a little soupy, but then dry out quickly. If you're in the tropics, you get soupy and stay soupy. Eventually, you end up with just bones.
Depends on where you are buried. Depending on the soil and temperature and all that you might mummify. You might liquefy. I saw on one show that because of the surrounding soil a body turned basically into soap.http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,47167,00.html
it dries out im guessing then maggots form and eat away everything exept the bones.then the bones turn to dust.ew.
it gets eaten by worms.
This might give you some idea:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InterredI would prefer to be cremated!
Set a piece of fruit outside and watch it rot. It is something like this. Bugs and all.
The soft tissue liquefies and the fat cells become soap.... worms and other insects eat this gooey mess and eventually over a period of time all that remains (pun slightly intended) are bones.
Liquefy then your eaten then whats left dryes!
The body is preserved and since the ccoffin is sealed, the process of decomposition is much slower. The body tends to dry out, the technical term being dessicate, as bacteria work on it in the dry atmosphere of a coffin. This prevents the type of modling and wet decomposition found on bodies left in the woods, and prevents insects and outside fungi from attacking the corpse.This makes it possible to exhume a corpse for longer periods of time than had previously been the case.
It decays rots and disintegrates.
gets spongey and gaseous and humid. not really so much drying out till later, like decades later. and the atmosphere above ground will effect whats happening to the corpse down beneath the ground- humidity equals humid dead bodies, desert heat equals dry dead bodies.
O.K., now I'll recommend cremation.

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