Friday, 16 November, 2018

Ripley’s Believe It or Not unveils world’s longest fingernails

Longest nails 1 Ripley’s Believe It or Not unveils world’s longest fingernails
Patty Aguilar | 12 July, 2018, 08:43

They took 66 years to grow but only a couple of minutes to chop off.

Lucas Jackson / Reuters Shridhar Chillal of India displays his newly cut fingernails at an announcement that the five fingernails he grew for 66 years will be displayed in Ripley's Believe it or Not in NY.

"It was a very hard decision for me to cut my nails but when I realized that, after cutting them, they'll be at Ripley's Believe It or Not! and the museum is going to maintain them very nicely and for a lifetime, then I felt that I was making the right decision and that is why I chose to cut my nails", Chillal told reporters at the museum, which now has 66 years' worth of uncut nails on display.

Do not watch this while you eat. Chillal, also a Guinness World Record holder, has not cut the fingernails on his left hand since 1952 and has the longest fingernails in the world.

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Chillal tried to cut the nails himself with a clipper, despite the fact that his thumbnail looked like a legit tree branch, and unsurprisingly had little success.

It is estimated that the nails have a combined length of 909.6 centimeters. "Now, forever my nails will be remembered and forever my nails will be seen by people from all over the world". In 2015, he told HuffPost India how hard it was to sleep with his long nails.

Shridhar Chillal during his nail clipping ceremony. "If I had chose to cut my nails, I would not have a Guinness World Records title now". He said that his last wish was for him to get compensation with his cut nail exhibit since he was not able to earn much with his long fingernails. Odditorium in Times Square. Judging by the state of most fingernails after a day in midtown NY, they'll be filthy in no time.

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