Man With World's Longest Fingernails Finally Cuts Them After 66 Years

Man With World's Longest Fingernails Finally Cuts Them After 66 Years

The world's longest fingernails have been cut. The 14-year-old then chose to take up a challenge to see how long he could go without trimming his nails. Well, this is Shridhar Chillal - and he has been growing the fingernails on his left hand for a massive 66 YEARS. According to the Guinness World Records, when the nails on his left hand were last measured, they were 909.6cm long in total, which is about the same length as a London bus!

They flew Chillal from Pune to NY to cut his nails and memorialise them forever in the museum.The museum will host a "nail clipping ceremony" today where Chillal's nails will be cut.

Lucas Jackson / Reuters Shridhar Chillal of India displays his newly cut fingernails at an announcement that the five fingernails he grew for 66 years will be displayed in Ripley's Believe it or Not in NY.

Per the Guinness World Records, Chillal started growing his nails at age 14 after a teacher told him off for breaking his long nail.

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Nails that long have had quite an impact on Chillal's life. The Guinness World Record holder is now finally said goodbye to his nails in an emotional farewell.

"Chillal dedicated his life to something truly remarkable and Ripley's is the ideal home to honor his legacy", a rep says, per the Hindu.

"When I had my nails I took special care of them because they're a very delicate part of our body, I took care of them for a lifetime", he said.

They were cut by power tools at a ceremony in NY on Wednesday. Due to the nails' weight over six decades, however, Chillal's left hand is permanently disfigured, leaving him unable to open his hand or flex his fingers. Ripley's has flown Chillal from India to the United States to cut his nails and forever memorialise them in a Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum. Museum in Times Square, where Chillal's severed talons will be put on display to the public.

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