No, your hair and fingernails don't keep growing after you die

Ever heard the morbid little Fun Fact™ that your hair and nails keep growing after you die? Well, it's not true. It may appear that a dead person's fingernails are still growing, but that's only because the body is drying up. The skin's retraction around the nail just makes it look like they're growing. » 9/24/14 3:18pm 9/24/14 3:18pm