He admitted there were also perks to having the world's longest nails that he will miss. Or rather, a technician wearing a face mask and wielding a power tool carefully removed them during a "nail clipping ceremony" in NY.
Over the years his lifelong ambition has left him handicapped, with atrophy curtailing his left-hand movement.
Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian with the world's longest fingernails measuring over 9 metres, finally cut his coiled appendages after 66 years at a ceremony in NY.
The world's most anticipated manicure has finally taken place. His longest nail was of his thumbnail, which measured 197.8 centimeters.
He was first inspired to grow out nails on his left hand in 1952, when he was 16 years old, after a teacher berated him for accidentally breaking one of hers.
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 together stretched about 30 feet, or the length of a bus, before he finally had them cut on Wednesday.
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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.
Shridhar Chillal, 82, from Pune, India, holds the Guinness World Record for the longest fingernails on one hand.
Growing his fingernails to this considerable length means he's not able to use or "open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers".
I am in pain.
His nails will be on display for all to see at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square. "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".