Man with world's longest fingernails gets them cut after 66 years

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

The holder of the Guinness world record for the longest fingernails has finally chose to trim his alpha-keratin opus, which grew over past 66 years to a combined length of a city bus and will now be put on display in NY.

Over the years, the weight of the nails caused problems with Chillal's left hand. Or rather, a technician wearing a face mask and wielding a power tool carefully removed them during a "nail clipping ceremony" in NY.

According to the 2018 edition of Guinness World Records, released late a year ago, Williams' nails were measured at 18 feet and 10.9 inches. The teacher told Chillal that he wouldn't understand the kind of care it took not to break a long nail unless he did it himself.

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Finally deciding to change his life, the Guinness World Record holder (for the "longest fingernails on a single hand") flew to NY to seek aid from a doctor. "While he may have cut his fingernails, his nails will be forever memorialized inside Ripley's Believe It or Not!".

Since being shared yesterday, the video has collected over 1.3 lakh views and hundreds of comments.

For most his life, Chillal's nails have made his life more hard. "Now, forever my nails will be remembered and forever my nails will be seen by people from all over the world".

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. The teacher told the young Chillal that he would never understand how hard it was to take care of such long fingernails. In 2015, he told HuffPost India how hard it was to sleep with his long nails. I guarantee you it is worth losing the world record for.

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