Disintegrating bodies are frequently featured by the nauseating and pungent odor that is the outcome of grubs and bacteria that break down each flesh inch. Researchers, nevertheless, are probing by the accurate odor of dead bodies prior to the commencement of the decaying process.
To search for the answer, a research team from the University of Huddersfield of the U.K. scrutinized the diverse gases that rotting bodies usually give out, and some interesting discoveries are made by them.
The British Science Festival in Bradford presented a study that said throughout the preliminary stages of disintegration the meat on a dead body starts digesting itself, which consequently release a compound called as hexanal, that smells similar to grass.
One of the scholars from Huddersfield, Dr. Anna Williams, stipulated whereas a cadaver comes with a rank stench, it keeps changing while going through the stages of decomposition and end up stanching like that of freshly cut grasses.