TIL human decomposition begins 4 minutes after death, its called autolysis, or self-digestion. Blood circulation and respiration stop. Excess carbon dioxide causes an acidic environment, causing membranes in cells to rupture. Enzymes begin eating the cells from the inside out.

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  1. 24-72 hours after death — the internal organs decompose.
    3-5 days after death — the body starts to bloat and blood-containing foam leaks from the mouth and nose.
    8-10 days after death — the body turns from green to red as the blood decomposes and the organs in the abdomen accumulate gas.
    Several weeks after death — nails and teeth fall out.
    1 month after death — the body starts to liquify.

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