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Offline rumourz4u

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How fast does a heart decompose?
« on: 03/11/2003 14:46:38 »
This is probably going to sound like a silly question but I really need an answer. At what rate does the heart decompose? Does it decompose the same as any other organ or due to the high muscle fiber content does it decompose somewhat more slowly than other organs of the body? Does it dry up and turn to ash or does it become shriveled and hardened...much like a raisin?
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Re: How fast does a heart decompose?
« Reply #1 on: 03/11/2003 22:37:55 »
Welcome to the forum, rumourz4u.

I think you just answered my question as to what happened to my ex-wife and why she is what she is. Thanks.
Sorry I can't answer that. I just like being a smart-ass. These people on here are real smart. I'm sure you'll find an answer.

Good luck.
 

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Re: How fast does a heart decompose?
« Reply #2 on: 04/11/2003 03:37:27 »
Ron, what was the URL of that body decomosition farm you refered to when we were talking about Fred and Rose West?
 

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Re: How fast does a heart decompose?
« Reply #3 on: 04/11/2003 05:18:40 »
Um, something about the "body farm"...hold on, I'll go get it. Be right back.
 

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Re: How fast does a heart decompose?
« Reply #5 on: 04/11/2003 16:06:56 »
Pretty greusome sounding.  I wonder how they figured out that one body was a confederate soldier?  Probably some sort of isotope decay for bones that old.


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Re: How fast does a heart decompose?
« Reply #6 on: 04/11/2003 19:21:53 »
I find it amazing that flesh was still on that corpse. It boggles the mind. If I leave a pork chop on the counter too long it goes really bad. How can flesh stay intact for over a hundred years?
 

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Re: How fast does a heart decompose?
« Reply #7 on: 05/11/2003 03:43:53 »
They found a man in the Alps that was over 5000 years old and still had most of his flesh.  Of course he was frozen in a glacier.  I heard yesterday that he died of an arrow wound and had several other cuts and stabs on him.  He also had blood (someone else's) on his knife!  I hope he got the guy!


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Re: How fast does a heart decompose?
« Reply #8 on: 05/11/2003 23:18:44 »
Thanks for the welcome Ians Daddy.  And thanks to all for the website!
 

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