Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Man sells 31-foot long fingernails to Ripley's in Times Square

Indian man with world’s longest fingernails set to cut them after 66 years Owner of world's longest nails has them cut after growing them for 66 years
Jeannette Daniel | 12 July, 2018, 08:42

The holder of the Guinness world record for the longest fingernails has finally chose to trim his alpha-keratin opus, which grew over past 66 years to a combined length of a city bus and will now be put on display in NY.

Chillal chose to see how long he could grow them, even though the Guinness Book of World Records didn't exist then.

"When I chose to cut my nails, it was hard for me to make this decision, but when I realized that after cutting my nails, my nails will be at Ripley's Believe It or Not! and they're going to maintain it very nicely and for a lifetime, then I felt like I was doing the right decision and that's why I chose to cut my nails", Chillal said. 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.

Chillal's nails were estimated to have a combined length of 909.6 centimeters, as measured by Guinness on November 17, 2014.

He only grew the nails on his left hand, keeping his right hand trimmed. The Guinness World Record holder is now is finally ready to say goodbye to his nails.

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The historic nail-cutting ceremony took place at Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Chillal, from Pune, had requested that his cut nails be immortalised in a museum. Museum in Times Square, where Chillal's severed talons will be put on display to the public.

Chillal attempted to cut his supersized nails with a manual clipper, but that didn't work.

"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". The doctor used a hand-held power grinder in a process that took about 20 minutes, according to Patch New York. In 2015, he told HuffPost India how hard it was to sleep with his long nails.

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