Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsOther - Science · 6 months ago

Is it true that our hair and nails continue to grow for awhile after our death?

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  • 6 months ago
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    Not true. That's an old wives tale. What actually happens is that as the body dries up after death, the skin shrinks and exposes more nail at the quick. And that makes them appear to grow longer.

  • 6 months ago

    Death means dead, hair and nails cannot grow when you are died.

  • IOM
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    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 and hair that were once under the skin, causing them to appear longer than before.

  • Steve
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No, that's a myth. Our skin shrinks and pulls back a bit giving the impression that the nails have grown. Nothing can grow if the cells are dead.

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  • Jolene
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No. That is not true. What happens is that the skin surrounding them recedes, so they look like they have grown, but in reality they have not.

  • WB
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes............

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