A mortuary worker has revealed the most shocking secrets of her job, and answered the questions people always ask about dying.
Emma Yates, from the UK, spilled the tea on what it’s like to work with dead bodies in a recent video on social media.
The morgue worker, who goes by @alifeindeath on TikTok, posted a video revealing exactly what goes on.
And her job isn’t for the faint hearted as she fights skeletons, picks out maggots from bodies, and deals with with brain stains on a daily basis.
In her most recent TikTok, Emma revealed some of the most common conversations she has during her job.
“Can someone just put these maggots in the bin?” and “the man’s here for the brain” are just the start of some of the creepier topics that have come up.
Emma then went on to reveal that working there can affect her taste buds, saying: “These crisps taste like decomp,”
She added in the comments that Cheese and Onion flavoured ones were the worst culprits.
In the clip, she went on to recall the one time a foot fell off a corpse, and another time she horrifyingly got brains all over her shirt.
And to top it off, Emma’s even had a fight with a skeleton.
Emma then went on to debunk some of the eeriest myths people believe about bodies.
She said that one common myth people swear to believe is that there is no blood in a dead body – which Emma went on to state is untrue.
Emma explained: “When you do post-mortems the blood will pull to the base of the body so if you’re lying on your back it will pull to the back of your body”.
In the clip, which has already racked up 13,000 likes, Emma opens up about another misconception – that dead bodies can randomly sit up.
However Emma revealed: “No dead bodies do not sit up on the post-mortem table.
“Sometimes there is gas left in the body so the muscles will twitch a little bit but you’ll need a lot of muscle to sit up and dead bodies don’t have that.”
Despite her strange working environments, Emma said that she always treats who she works on with care.
She added in a comment: “We always treat them with respect just as you would a living patient. Humour helps you get through the worst days.”
Viewers of the video were fascinated by Emma’s revelations, and took to the moments to share their surprise at the things she revealed.
One wrote: “Wow, I didn’t know rigor mortis was a temporary state!”
Another said: “I love all of this, but know I 100% could never without throwing up. A lot. All over myself”.