When someone dies, it may be the end of their journey through this world, but this is not the case with their body. Instead, it will begin the long process of shedding its components. So, what happens when bodies decompose, and why should we learn about it?For the majority of us, contact with the bodies of people who have passed away begins and ends with the sad occasion of a funeral. And even then, what we usually get is either an urn with the person's cremated remains, or a body laid out neatly in a casket, having been carefully prepared for the occasion by a funeral home. What happens to bodies naturally, after they have had their grand encounter with death?