Man with world's longest nails gets them cut with a saw
14 Июля, 2018, 05:46 | Author: Sheila Harris
In a nail clipping ceremony yesterday, Mr Chillal finally cut his nails. Chillal's nails had grown to about 31-feet, which would rival a three-story building when laid out flat.
He had made it to the the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 for having the "Longest Fingernails on a Single Hand Ever". The 14-year-old then chose to take up a challenge to see how long he could go without trimming his nails.
Speaking through a museum interpreter he said: "I don't know if the teacher is dead now or not, but I would definitely like to say the thing that you scolded me for, I took it as a challenge".
He only grew the nails on his left hand, keeping his right hand trimmed.
Chillal's decision to finally let go of his 66-year-old nails could have been influenced by the level of care required to maintain them. The man could not open his hand or flex his fingers.
The 82-year-old from Pune, India, was flown to NY last week to get his talons - considered the longest in the world - cut, courtesy of Ripley's Believe It or Not, which will display the clippings in an exhibit at its Times Square location.
Ripley's said it was privileged to display the "unique and one-of-a-kind" exhibit. "Mr. Chillal dedicated his life to something truly remarkable and Ripley's is the flawless home to honor his legacy", Ripley's Suzanne Smagala-Potts, said.
Shridhar Chillal of India displays his newly cut fingernails in NY. Museum in Times Square.
A school yard incident prompted the challenge for Shridhar Chillal to grow his nails on his left hand when he was a teenager.
The nails prevented him from sleeping properly - he had to wake up regularly to check they weren't being crushed. His longest nail was on his thumb. He found it hard to sleep, and even a gust of wind was cause for alarm.
Photo: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square museum features 20 galleries and more than 500 artifacts from around the world.
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