Guinness record holder cuts nails for first time in 66 years

Guinness record holder cuts nails for first time in 66 years

Well, Shridhar. I hope you absolutely make the most of the rest of your life, no longer inhibited by your horrific nail situation. The nails have a combined measurement of 909.6 centimetres, with his thumbnail as the longest single nail at 197.8 centimetres.

Shridhar Chillal during his nail clipping ceremony.

It's the end of an era for the man who holds the world record for Longest Fingernails on One Hand.

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.

When Chillal decided he was finally able to put his spite to rest and clip his nails, he reached out to the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! franchise.

"I don't know whether the teacher is dead now or not but I would definitely like to say that the thing for which you scolded me, I took it as a challenge and I have completed the challenge and now, I am here", Chillal told Reuters. The teacher said that Chillal would never understand the importance of what he had done because Chillal had never committed to anything. Times Square, according to a media advisory.

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"Ripley's is privileged to display this truly unique and one-of-a-kind exhibit".

Chillal's decision to finally let go of his 66-year-old nails could have been influenced by the level of care required to maintain them. "Mr. Chillal dedicated his life to something truly remarkable and Ripley's is the flawless home to honor his legacy", said Suzanne Smagala-Potts, a Ripley's representative.

He told the Guinness World Records that his left hand is permanently handicapped and he can't open his hand or flex his fingers. "While he may have cut his fingernails, his nails will be forever memorialized inside Ripley's Believe It or Not!".

Chillal's unusual choice didn't stop him from leading a normal life with his wife, two children and grandchildren. His longest nail was on his thumb.

Photo: Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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