Guinness Book World Record Holder Cuts Longest Fingernails
The Guinness World Record holder for the man with the longest fingernails has done the unthinkable.
Shridhar Chillal from Pune, India had his nails, which hold the record for the Longest fingernails on a single hand – ever, cut at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Times Square, New York, US.
His individual nails measured:
Little finger : 179.1 cm
Ring finger : 181.6 cm
Middle finger : 186.6 cm
Index finger : 164.5 cm
Thumb : 197.8 cm
When asked by Guinness World Records how his nails affected his life, Shridhar stated they were extremely fragile and he needed to take care when sleeping.
“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.”
Shridhar grew the nails on his left hand, keeping his right hand trimmed. As a result from the years of growing his nails and their weight, Shridhar’s left hand is permanently disfigured. Shridhar cannot open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers.
“I am in pain. 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.”
Shridhar’s nails will now be displayed at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Times Square.