Ask a Mortician Ep 6 Oh the wonders of decomposition! My favorite biological process in all the land. We’re taught to fear dead bodies in our culture, but many around the world think the things we do to stop decomposition and keep the dead away from us are crazy. Next Post Ask a Mortician Corpse Poo Previous Post Ask a Mortician Ep 5 Mia Thanks for being willing to answer rather odd questions. If you touch a decomposing body — especially the liquids that may be coming out of it — can it take days to get the smell off your hands?