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20 medical examiners share the weirdest things they've seen during an autopsy.

20 medical examiners share the weirdest things they've seen during an autopsy.

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People who work as coroners see the human body in a way few of us could handle. Visions of bloated, traumatized, and often scorched corpses are just part of the daily work, and existential compartmentalization is crucial to do the job.

Still, even the most seasoned of coroners and morticians come across bodies with stories that leave them haunted or shocked.

In a popular Reddit thread, people who perform autopsies share some of the weirdest things they've seen on the job, and it puts all our work stories to shame.

1. TSniddyHeavyT has seen a scrotum blow-torch.

Oh, my time to shine!

I did a forensic pathology rotation in medical school in Florida. Was working there one day when they brought an old guy in who had been found in his apartment in the middle of the summer with no air conditioning after about a week (So he had decomposed pretty quickly). When bodies decompose the bacteria inside you eats the tissue and releases gas, so bodies tend to be bloated.

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