The Bloke With The World's Longest Fingernails Finally Got Them Trimmed

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His fingernail exhibit will be unveiled at the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum at Times Square, New York. His nails didn't stop him from leading a normal life, however.

I think we can all basically agree there is no better part of any given Guinness World Records book than the section about people with extreme body stuff going on. He had chose to grow his nails when he was scolded by his school teacher as a result of accidentally breaking the teacher's long nail. His thumbnail, the longest of the set, measures an incredible 197.8cm (77.8ins).

Shridhar Chillal from Pune, India, who holds the Guinness World Record for the "Longest fingernails on a single hand - ever", had them cut off this week at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square. The teacher told the young Chillal that he would never understand how hard it was to take care of such long fingernails.

Growing his nails didn't keep Chillal from getting married, having two children or becoming a government press photographer.

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Chillal had not cut his nails on his left hand since 1952.

Shridhar Chillal traveled from his home in India to New York City this week for the occasion.

The weight of the long nails left Mr Chillal's hand in a permanently fixed position, unable to separate his fingers.

It went on to quote Chillal as saying, "I am in pain".

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But now look! He has had them cut and they have gone on display at Ripley's Believe it or Not! museum of weird and wonderful things in NY in the US. "With every heart beat all five fingers, my wrist, elbow and shoulder are hurting a lot and at the tip of the nail there's a burning sensation always".

He admitted there were also perks to having the world's longest nails that he will miss.

"After being recognised by Guinness World Records, I felt like I had achieved the biggest goal in my life", Chillal said in the video.

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