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BBC - Future - Do your hair and fingernails grow after death?

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May 28, 2013 ... Your hearts stops, your blood goes cold and your limbs stiffen. Yet amidst the signs that you are no more, your fingernails continue to lengthen ...

Do fingernails and hair really keep growing after death? | Science ...

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Sep 19, 2015 ... The gruesome idea of nails and hair continuing to grow on a rotting corpse is ... When someone's heart stops beating their brain cells die very ...

Do a person's hair and fingernails continue to grow after death ...

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Jul 2, 2015 ... Do a person's hair and fingernails continue to grow after death? Hair and fingernails may appear longer after death, but not because they are ...

How long hair keeps growing once you die - Hair growth after death

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... once you die. Why many people think that the hair continues to grow after death. ... Q: I heard that hair does not stop growing once you die! I'm just curious is ...

10 Bodily Functions That Continue After Death | First to Know

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Jun 29, 2015 ... It's a common misconception that once you die your hair and nails will continue to grow. Although it may appear as if a dead person's hair or ...

No, your hair and fingernails don't keep growing after you die

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Sep 24, 2014 ... It may appear that a dead person's fingernails are still growing, but that's ... but i'll bet that they DO continue to grow in someone on life support ...

Do Hair and Nails Keep Growing After Death? - Live Science

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Oct 2, 2012 ... After death, the human body dehydrates, causing the skin shrink back, which exposes the part of the nails and hair that was under the skin, ...

Why do hair and nails grow after death? - Quora

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They do not grow! Its a common misconception that they keep growing even after death. ... Why does a human body, after death, continue to grow hair naturally? How are the hair and nails able to grow even after the death? Do your fingernails  ...

Do your fingernails and hair continue to grow after you die? - Quora

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From what I've been told, that's a myth! It came about from many years ago, I think early 1900s, ... What does happen is that when someone ...

Myth busting: Do hair and nails keep growing after death ...

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Apr 28, 2010 ... Myth busting: Do hair and nails keep growing after death? ... to continue the complex hormone regulation needed to cause hair and nails to grow ... When someone dies, dehydration of the body can cause the skin around the ...

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10 Bodily Functions That Continue After Death - io9

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Nov 25, 2011 ... You will not believe the kind of things a dead body will do with its ... The body doesn't produce more hair and nail tissue, but both of these things do 'grow ... for a minute, there's no breathing, and the person was dying anyway ...

Do a person's fingernails and hair continue to grow after his death?

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Sep 28, 2004 ... Not surprisingly, the one factlet most often offered up as revealed truth is wholly false: Your hair and nails do not continue to grow after you die; ...

Seven Medical Myths - Dr. Andrew Weil

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Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death: This disturbing, gruesome ... of the body after death can cause retraction of the skin around hair and nails, ...