Man with World's Longest Fingernails Cuts Them After 66 years

82-year-old Indian Guinness World Record holder Shridhar Chillalman finally clipped his record-setting fingernails in NY recently.

They measured in at a total length of 29 feet, 10.1 inches when they were clipped.

He had made it to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2015 for having the "Longest Fingernails on a Single Hand Ever". 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. It wasn't always easy though.

The record holder, from Pune, India, stopped trimming his fingernails in 1952 after he was told off by a teacher for messing around with a friend and accidentally breaking the teacher's nail.

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"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", he said.

That's all over now though after a historic nail-cutting ceremony took place at Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Shridhar Chillal's extraordinarily long nails have now gone on display at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in NY.

So at least it wasn't a complete waste.

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