Do/did you believe......
January 29, 2007 8:10am CST
That hair and fingernails continue to grow after death? That's why most ghouls, ghosts and corpses are portrayed in movies etc. with the long stringy hair and claws..right? wrong? I came across the following in my wanderings - Though hair and fingernails appear to keep growing after death, this is merely a morbid optical illusion at work. In death the human body dehydrates severely, retracting enough skin to expose more nail and hair. Oh well we live and and learn another old tale/myth hits the dust.