Is it true that hair and nails continue to grow after death?

No, they only seem to. What happens is the body dries out after death and the skin recedes from the hair and nails, making it appear as if they are longer. In fact, even though hair is not technically "living," hair and nail cells still need to be nourished by blood in order to grow.

REL 207 midterm examination (ca. 45 minutes)

For review:

1. Materials covered through 20 Oct. (focus on significant issues in the readings, especially as presented or discussed in class):

2. highlighted terms

3. Samples of questions you should be ready to answer: