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www.bbc.com/future/story/20130526-do-your-nails-grow-after-death

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 and your hair grows – or so we're told. The young narrator in Erich Maria Remarque's novel All Quiet on the Western Front imagines the nails of a friend who has ...

uamshealth.com/healthlibrary2/medicalmyths/dohairandnailsgrowafterdeath

Jan 28, 2017 ... Hair and fingernails may appear longer after death, but not because they are still growing. Instead, a persons fingernails and hair may appear longer because the skin around them has retracted, according to the Dermatology Clinic at UAMS. After death, dehydration causes the skin and other soft tissues to ...

www.sciencefocus.com/qa/do-fingernails-and-hair-really-keep-growing-after-death

Sep 19, 2015 ... Save over 30% plus choose your book worth £20 when you subscribe to BBC Focus Magazine today* · The Human Body ... Nails and hair may appear to keep growing, but this is because flesh shrinks as it dries out, retracting the skin to make the nails and hair appear longer. There is a little truth in the story ...

io9.com/5862418/10-bodily-functions-that-continue-after-death

Nov 25, 2011 ... The body doesn't produce more hair and nail tissue, but both of these things do ' grow,' in the days after death. ... there's no breathing, and the person was dying anyway, most doctors just pronounce people dead while their brain is technically still alive for the next few minutes. .... Enjoy your leftover turkey.

www.snopes.com/science/nailgrow.asp

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; it's all optical illusion. The sorry fact of the matter is that we dehydrate after dying. Our flesh dries and, in so doing, pulls away from nails and hair. Thus, though the nail on our big toe, ...

www.livescience.com/32174-do-hair-and-nails-keep-growing-after-death.html

Dec 15, 2016 ... Here's a creepy question to ponder: Do hair and fingernails continue to grow after a person dies? The short answer is no, though it may not seem that way to the casual observer. That's because after death, the human body dehydrates, causing the skin to shrink. This shrinking exposes the parts of the nails ...

curiosity.com/topics/do-your-hair-and-fingernails-keep-growing-after-you-die-curiosity

After death, a body slowly loses moisture, causing the skin to dry and pull away from nails and hair. This process exposes the previously hidden nail beds and hair shafts, and makes it look as though the corpse's nails and hair have grown. Funeral homes offset this process by administering moisturizer to the dead.

www.quora.com/Why-do-hair-and-nails-grow-after-death

They do not grow! Its a common misconception that they keep growing even after death. However a certain increase in the length may be perceived because of sh. ..

www.hairfinder.com/hair4/hair-death.htm

Why many people think that the hair continues to grow after death. ... once you die! I'm just curious is this true, if so, how long does it keep growing afterwards? ... What actually happens, and what results in the idea that the hair (and nails) continue to grow is that after death, the skin begins to retract and degrade. The end ...