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Here's what happens to your body when you die

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We can’t be sure of exactly what happens when we die. For some reason it’s a one-time experience sort of deal.

Thanks to this infographic by Tech Insider, however, we do know exactly what happens to those meat sacks we leave behind to the second, minute, hour, day, week and month.

As soon as your brain stops, your cells begin dying from a lack of oxygen, then break down and leak - starting a process called putrefaction - while a calcium build up causes Rigor Mortis to set in.

And before you ask, South Park was right: that disgusting part when you soil yourself actually happens, brought about when some of your muscles relax, releasing all bodily fluids. Not that that’s even the worst smell, as your decaying body will also start to release chemicals like putrescine and cadaverine. We've no idea what they smell like but they don't sound very nice.

Check out the full breakdown below.

So there you have it, you’re now an expert on human corpses and you didn’t have to trawl through every episode of CSI Miami and House to get there.

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