- Oct 2, 2018
There is a species of graveyard fly that burrows into the earth in search of dead cadavers on which to lay its eggs.Is that true? Can flies lay eggs inside coffins buried 6 feet below the ground?
I don't think earthworms can eat through 1.5 inches of wood?
Presumably it became customary to bury our dead in coffins so they could enter the next life with their vital organs intact?
Timber coffins eventually rot in damp soil.
The internal bacteria that normally live in the human intestine and elsewhere become highly active after death initating a natural process of decomposition of all soft bodily tissue.
This is why you only see skeletal remains after a few years.
Even the bones eventually crumble into dust.
Vital organs intact?
Not a chance.