Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Do Hair, Finger Nails Keep Growing After Death?

I remember hearing this a while back and thinking, wow that’s creepy. But according to a blog at New Scientist, it’s just a myth. Too bad, I kind of liked the idea for some reason.

Anyway, according to the blog, what’s really happening is surrounding tissue is “drying out and shrinking away” giving the appearance that hair and hails are still growing.

To minimize this effect, funeral parlors often apply moisturizer to corpses.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.