82-year-old Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian from India finally cut his nail after 66 years. He is currently the record-holder of the longest fingernails in the world. The man,Shridhar Chillal, has nails that can reach the floor effortlessly!
He had made it to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 for having the ‘Longest Fingernails on a Single Hand Ever’.
It is estimated that the nails have a combined length of 909.6 centimeters. Chillal’s longest single nail is his thumbnail, measuring 197.8 centimeters. He had made it to the the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 for having the ‘Longest Fingernails on a Single Hand Ever’.
He did not cut the fingernails of his left hand even once since 1952. After years of sporting the style, he finally prepared himself to let go of his gigantic fingernails and cut them.
Here is the video:
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The video, which was shared by Guinness World Records, shows Chillal getting his nails getting cut using an industrial cutter instead of the regular nail clipper.
Since being shared yesterday, the video has collected over 1.4 lakh views and hundreds of comments
A “nail clipping ceremony” was hosted to cut his nails
Chillal had requested that his cut nails be immortalised in a museum and the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum in Times Square responded positively.
They flew Chillal from Pune to New York to cut his nails and memorialise them forever in the museum. They hosted a “nail clipping ceremony” on Wednesday where Chillal’s nails were cut and preserved for an exhibition. The Museum specially flew him from Pune.
Chillal had decided to grow his nails when he was beaten up by his school teacher for breaking the teacher’s long nail.
The nails that brought him fame came with its own set of problems.
Due to years of growing his nails, Chillal’s left hand is handicapped. He cannot open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers. The world record holder suffered several difficulties due to the extraordinarily long nails that he had grown over the years. Apart from difficulties in finding a job and also in finding a wife, he had to follow several precautions in day-to-day routines.
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Source- NDTV, DNA, Indian Express