Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

The Bloke With The World's Longest Fingernails Finally Got Them Trimmed

The Bloke With The World's Longest Fingernails Finally Got Them Trimmed

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. Born in 1938, Chillal began growing nails on his left hand in 1952 after a teacher beat him up for breaking his nail. His fingernail exhibit will be officially unveiled at Ripley's Believe It or Not! It is estimated that the nails have a combined length of 909.6 centimetres.

The clipped nails will now be on display at the Ripley's Believe it or Not! museum.

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A man with fingernails longer than a bus finally cut them off during a "nail clipping ceremony" in NY earlier this week after 66 years of growing them out.

It's the end of an era for the man who holds the world record for Longest Fingernails on One Hand. His longest nail was of his thumbnail, which measured 197.8 centimeters. The Guinness World Record holder is now finally said goodbye to his nails in an emotional farewell. But why did Shridhar grow them so long in the first place?

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"I spent 66 years of my life on my nails", Mr Chillal said. The teacher said Chillal would never understand the attention to detail and level of care required to take care of long fingernails.

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. Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand is permanently handicapped; he can not open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers. He broke the teacher's nail and they got very upset about it, so Shridhar chose to take on the challenge of growing his own nails. The world record holder suffered several difficulties due to the extraordinarily long nails that he had grown over the years. The museum will host a "nail clipping ceremony" today where Chillal's nails will be cut. Museum in Times Square, where Chillal's severed talons will be put on display to the public.

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