Nailed it: Man with world’s longest fingernails finally clips them off

The last time Chillal’s fingernails were clipped was reportedly in 1952 and his choice to keep them long stemmed from an incident when he was a teenager, according to the outlet. Ripley’s said it all began after the future record-holder had gotten in trouble with a teacher for inadvertently breaking the educator’s own lengthy finger nail.
In a post on Instagram, the Guinness World Records described the occasion as “the end of an era.”“After 66 years of growth, record-breaker Shridhar Chillal from India has cut off his enormous fingernails – which will now go on display at @ripleysbelieveitornot in Times Square, New York, USA,” the post said.

The end of an era. After 66 years of growth, record-breaker Shridhar Chillal from India has cut off his enormous fingernails – which will now go on display at @ripleysbelieveitornot in Times Square, New York, USA. Shridhar’s remarkable nails were first included featured in the Stop Press section of our 1979 book. They had remained uncut since 1952. Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand was permanently handicapped; he cannot open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers. “I am in pain. 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.” Click the link in our profile to watch the historic nail-biting nail cutting moment. Photographs courtesy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® _________________________________________ #fingernails #humanbody #longest #guinnessworldrecords #ripleysbelieveitornot #ripleys

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It included photos of Chillal, which appear to be after the cutting, and others showing the now-trimmed nails in a display case.“Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand was permanently handicapped; he cannot open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers,” the post said. It went on to quote Chillal as saying, “I am in pain. 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.

It included photos of Chillal, which appear to be after the cutting, and others showing the now-trimmed nails in a display case.“Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand was permanently handicapped; he cannot open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers,” the post said. It went on to quote Chillal as saying, “I am in pain. 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.

It included photos of Chillal, which appear to be after the cutting, and others showing the now-trimmed nails in a display case.“Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand was permanently handicapped; he cannot open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers,” the post said. It went on to quote Chillal as saying, “I am in pain. 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.

The last time Chillal’s fingernails were clipped was reportedly in 1952 and his choice to keep them long stemmed from an incident when he was a teenager, according to the outlet. Ripley’s said it all began after the future record-holder had gotten in trouble with a teacher for inadvertently breaking the educator’s own lengthy finger nail.
In a post on Instagram, the Guinness World Records described the occasion as “the end of an era.”“After 66 years of growth, record-breaker Shridhar Chillal from India has cut off his enormous fingernails – which will now go on display at @ripleysbelieveitornot in Times Square, New York, USA,” the post said.

The end of an era. After 66 years of growth, record-breaker Shridhar Chillal from India has cut off his enormous fingernails – which will now go on display at @ripleysbelieveitornot in Times Square, New York, USA. Shridhar’s remarkable nails were first included featured in the Stop Press section of our 1979 book. They had remained uncut since 1952. Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand was permanently handicapped; he cannot open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers. “I am in pain. 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.” Click the link in our profile to watch the historic nail-biting nail cutting moment. Photographs courtesy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® _________________________________________ #fingernails #humanbody #longest #guinnessworldrecords #ripleysbelieveitornot #ripleys

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It included photos of Chillal, which appear to be after the cutting, and others showing the now-trimmed nails in a display case.“Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand was permanently handicapped; he cannot open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers,” the post said. It went on to quote Chillal as saying, “I am in pain. 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.

It included photos of Chillal, which appear to be after the cutting, and others showing the now-trimmed nails in a display case.“Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand was permanently handicapped; he cannot open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers,” the post said. It went on to quote Chillal as saying, “I am in pain. 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.

It included photos of Chillal, which appear to be after the cutting, and others showing the now-trimmed nails in a display case.“Due to years of growing his nails and their weight, his left hand was permanently handicapped; he cannot open his hand from a closed position or flex his fingers,” the post said. It went on to quote Chillal as saying, “I am in pain. 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.
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