MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: An 82-year-old man from India named Shridhar Chillal recently clipped his fingernails.
Now, a man clipping his nails hardly sounds newsworthy, but these weren’t just any fingernails.
These were record-setters. He holds the Guinness World Record for longest nails on a single hand. His left thumbnail alone measured nearly 6-and-a-half feet long.
An official at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum had to use a grinder to get the job done
AUDIO: Fingernail cut
He spent 66 years growing these things, which are now on display at the museum.
He started all this back in 1952! While playing around with a friend at school, he accidentally broke his teacher’s fingernail. The teacher told him he’d never understand what it was like to care for long nails … and that was the wrong thing to say.
Because young Shridhar took that as a challenge.
Today, he says cutting his record-setting talons was a “difficult decision,” but he’s happy that they’ll be on display for many years to come.
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