Disintegrating a dead body is frequently featured by the horrendous and pungent odor resulting from grubs and bacteria that break down each flesh inch.

Researchers, nevertheless, are probing the accurate smell of dead bodies before the commencement of the decaying process.

To search for the answer, a research team from the University of Huddersfield in the U.K. scrutinized the various gases that rotting bodies usually give out, and they made some exciting discoveries.

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The British Science Festival in Bradford presented a study that said that the meat on a dead body starts digesting itself throughout the preliminary stages of disintegration. It releases a compound called hexanal that smells like grass.

One of the scholars from Huddersfield, Dr. Anna Williams, stipulated that, in contrast, a cadaver comes with a rank stench, it keeps changing while going through the stages of decomposition and stanching like that of freshly cut grasses.

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