Do you know that we start rotting as soon as we have breathed our last breath? This is a fascinating reminder that decay is the default situation for the human body. Given half a chance, our dear body will putrefy.
So what is it that is stopping us from rotting when we are alive?
Apparently, scientists do not as yet know much about how a human body rots – at least not in great detail. We know that we are inhabited and surrounded by microscopic life forms that either exist in symbiosis with us, or are invisible parasites.
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