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Man with world's longest nails has them cut


Posted on Friday, 13 July, 2018 | Comment icon 14 comments

The incredibly long nails will go on display. Image Credit: YouTube / Guinness World Records
After growing them for 66 years, Shridhar Chillal has taken the decision to donate his nails to a museum.
Chillal, who hails from India, last cut his record-breaking fingernails back in 1952 and has since maintained them on one hand for the better part of seven decades.

The nails measure a combined length of 909.6 centimeters (almost the length of a London bus) with the curved thumbnail being the single longest at 197.8 centimeters.

He finally took the decision to have his nails trimmed after suffering a series of health problems as a result of their enormous weight including nerve damage and a loss of function in his left hand.

The nails were removed using a power tool during a special 'nail clipping ceremony' at a Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in New York where they will go on display for visitors to view.

A look back at Chillal's remarkable life with the nails can be viewed below.


Source: The Guardian | Comments (14)

Tags: Fingernails, World Record

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by .ZZ. on 12 July, 2018, 22:52
That's the tame version of what I first thought of posting! ETA: I don't recall such outrage before. Remember those good ol' times before your recent absence?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Saru on 13 July, 2018, 13:17
I imagine he'll struggle to adapt to having no nails after almost 70 years.
Comment icon #7 Posted by ouija ouija on 13 July, 2018, 13:21
Yes, and I wonder if he will gradually get the use of that hand back?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Eldorado on 13 July, 2018, 13:43
He'll have to start from scratch.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Jon the frog on 13 July, 2018, 16:32
He got a flight with that on from India to the Us without breaking them? WOW !
Comment icon #10 Posted by 3.0 on 13 July, 2018, 22:33
Wondering if we can "nail" down what his one handed profession is?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Nzo on 14 July, 2018, 5:02
That is utterly disgusting!
Comment icon #12 Posted by acute on 17 July, 2018, 12:56
Instead of donating his nails to a museum, he should eat them! They are high in calcium and essential grit.  There's no need to puke -- I was only joking!
Comment icon #13 Posted by Dyna on 26 July, 2018, 21:59
And here I can't grow a nail a 1/4 inch before it breaks!!
Comment icon #14 Posted by schizoidwoman on 27 July, 2018, 10:34
I wonder how he's getting on now; I seem to recall that when he cut the nails off the other hand it left him feeling rather glum!


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