These guys have seen it all!
I don’t think I would ever be able to work around dead bodies. For one, death is terrifying to me. Yes, I know I should probably get over that. Secondly, dead bodies are gross and creepy. I’m sorry, but that’s the way I feel.
A dead body is, essentially, a fleshy, rotting shell. All kinds of weird, disgusting things happen to the human body after dying.
I’m not trying to be around for all of that, but somebody has to take care of it. To the coroners, morticians, etc. of the world: I salute you. Your job is weird, but you endure it so we weak-stomached people don’t have to. I’ll stick to writing.
The morticians and coroners of Reddit reveal the most extreme and disgusting cases they have encountered. Check out these crazy stories.
What’s for dinner?
“When I opened the rib cage [it] looked just like cooked ribs without sauce. The skin was crackling and oil and juices pooled in the crease between the skin and exposed rib cage. I was off pork for about three months.” (cstoli)
Death by Embarrassment
“I asked a coworker who used to work as a coroner’s assistant a similar question. He said that one time they were called out to a suicide of an elderly man who lived alone and was sort of a recluse. While cutting out his organs he came across an 18-inch wooden dildo. Apparently the poor old man had let the dildo get away from him and instead of going through the embarrassment of getting it removed he decided to just off himself in his front yard.” (Fucktard420)
Football Sized Scrotum
“When bodies decompose the bacteria inside you eats the tissue and releases gas, so bodies tend to be bloated. So when they unzipped the body bag I wasn’t surprised to see that. But I was surprised to see that his scrotum was about the size of a football (No exaggeration). This apparently occurred via the same bacteria process.
Anyways, I was being keen, and I think they liked me, so they took a large bore needle and stuck it into the scrotum to let the gas escape. Then, they took a lighter and lit the end of the needle, so as the gas was escaping from the scrotum, it burned like a blowtorch. Lasted for about 20 seconds. They justified the process by saying it “decreases the smell in the lab”. Talk about seeing things that very few other humans have. The scrotum blow-torch.” (TSniddyHeavyT)