• Question: Hiya! I was wondering what happens to all of the waste (poo and wee) when you die. How does it exit your system? Do u poo when you are dead?  

    Asked by lilltemisslucielawsonbraniacgirl to Kate, Mark U, Tess, Yue on 1 May 2012.
    • Photo: Tess Newman

      Tess Newman answered on 1 May 2012:

      Ha! Lovely question! These days, most bodies are embalmed after they die, and all of the internal fluids are removed. If this doesn’t happen, the body may begin to bloat as bacteria begin to break down the body – and these give off gases. This may cause any body fluids to leak out of the body’s many orifices – these are the holes out of your body, like your nose and mouth. Lovely!