How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of You?

Just in case you need some new facts for your nightmare tonight: it turns out vultures take kind of a long time to find your dead human body out in the open — 37 days according to this study, whereas a dead pig is usually spotted within 24 hours. (Mmm, pigs.) However! Once they find you? Skeletonized (real word!) in just five hours. Which is a short time compared to how long life is, but a long time compared to how long dinner is, am I right?