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Jul 7, 2013

Is it true that the nails and hair of a dead person continue to grow?

Between 12 and 18 hours after death, the body begins to dry out. That causes the tips of the fingers and the skin of the face to shrink, creating the illusion that the nails and hair have grown. (The Handy Science Answer Book, compiled by the Science and Technology department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)