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Old 07-18-2008, 12:36 PM
Slithy Tove Slithy Tove is offline
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Originally Posted by Exapno Mapcase
Just in time for Dopers' lunch breaks in the remainder of the continental US, an article about an open-air lab used to study human decomposition in nature

"As the tenth day of decay approaches, the bacteria-induced bloating becomes pronounced. Sometimes this pressure is relieved via post-mortem flatulence, but occasionally an over-distended abdomen will rupture with a wet pop. "

Also this bit:

"The students knelt alongside the slumped form, seemingly untroubled by the acrid, syrupy tang of human decay which hung in the air."

The word "human" is gratuitous, since from my own experience, decomposed human corpses in stink identically to cows and birds. The "wet pop," is, however, accurate.