Things That Happen After Death According to Science

Bodies Turn Into Soap Mummies

#17 Bodies Turn Into Soap Mummies

Our bodies are amazing in a way how they react differently in a different environment. For instance, a dead body may turn into a soap mummy when exposed to a damp, alkaline environment under a process called saponification.

Saponification releases a substance called adipocere – a waxy substance released upon decomposition of a body when exposed to anaerobic bacterial hydrolysis. The soft, greasy wax covers the body which then hardens with time.

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