Things That Happen After Death According to Science

Hair And Nails Continue To Grow

#24 Hair And Nails Continue To Grow

Well, not exactly. It’s a common misconception that our hair and fingernails continue to grow even after we are dead. But there is no denying that they do appear longer than when the person was alive. So what’s the answer to this mystery?

According to dermatologists, once a person dies his scalp and skin at the extremities begin to shrink. This exposes the otherwise hidden fingernails and hair, causing an optical illusion that they are actually growing.

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