Man with world's longest fingernails finally cuts them off

12 July, 2018, 08:42 | Author: Myra Gill
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Chillal had requested that his cut nails be immortalised in a museum and the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum in Times Square responded positively.

I think we can all basically agree there is no better part of any given Guinness World Records book than the section about people with extreme body stuff going on.

The 82-year-old has been growing the nails on his left hand since he was 14, having been inspired to do so after a teacher told him off when he accidentally broke a very long nail the teacher had grown.

New York's Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum unveiled the left-hand fingernails of Shridhar Chillal, known as the Guinness World Record holder for the longest fingernails ever reached on a single hand, on Wednesday.


It is estimated that the nails have a combined length of 909.6 centimeters (9.1 metres).

Shridhar Chillal - who began his oddball hobby as a teenager in 1952 - traveled from Pune, India to New York City to have his nails cut and displayed at the museum. Odditorium in Times Square. They flew Chillal from Pune to NY to cut his nails and memorialise them forever in the museum. "If I had made a decision to cut my nails, I would not have a Guinness World Records title now". "With every heart beat all five fingers, my wrist, elbow and shoulder are hurting a lot and at the tip of the nail there's a burning sensation always".

No word on how Chillal is adapting to the lighter load on his left hand, but life just became easier for him in many ways.

"I can't move much, so every half an hour or so I wake up and move my hand to the other side of the bed". In 2015, he told HuffPost India how hard it was to sleep with his long nails.

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