The Science of Nails

Is There Nail Care After Death?

In a recent column. Dear Abby was asked to put an old rumor to rest.

In a recent column. Dear Abby was asked to put an old rumor to rest. “Is it possible for a dead person’s body to continue to grow hair and fingernails?” asked a reader. Leave it to Abby to unearth the grim truth. “Nothing grows after death,” Abby reports. She goes on to explain that, in actuality, the skin shrinks, thus giving the illusion that growth has taken place. Ah, but if it were true? Think of the opportunities to expand your customer base.

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