Mortician and author Doughty takes questions about children and turns them into educational comedy gold. She tackles a host of disgusting, weird and fascinating death-related topics in a practical, and hilarious, manner. From “Can We Give Grandma a Viking Funeral?” to “We Eat Chickens, Why Not Dead People?” For every curious child (and adult), this is a factual, pragmatic and fascinating look at death. As an added bonus, the illustrations by Dianné Ruz are fabulous!
Did Mummies Stink When They Were Wrapped?
After the natron was removed, the embalmers filled the body cavities with sawdust, linen, and pleasant-smelling substances like cinnamon and frankincense. It’s possible that at some moment the dry body maybe have even smelled…sorta nice? Like a Christmas candle. Or a pumpkin-spiced mummy.