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Do Hair and Nails Keep Growing After Death?
Creepy fact or fiction: hair and nails growing after death?
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As creepy as a "yes" would be, the answer is maybe an even creepier "no".

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, causing them to simply appear to grow.

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