World record holder cuts nails for first time in 66 years

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Owner of world's longest nails has them cut after growing them for 66 years

"While he may have cut his fingernails, his nails will be forever memorialized inside Ripley's Believe It or Not!".

The world's longest fingernails have been cut.

But he chose to cut away an important part of his life earlier this week when he flew to NY to have the nails removed by a doctor.

Chillal's unusual choice didn't stop him from leading a normal life with his wife, two children and grandchildren.

The world's most anticipated manicure has finally taken place.

Adjudicators noted his thumbnail measured an unbelievable 197.8cm and curled into a tight coil at the end.

Shridhar Chillal is the world record holder for the longest fingernails on a single hand.

Shridhar Chillal from Pune, India, had his nails, which hold the record for the Longest fingernails on a single hand - ever, cut at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square, New York, US.

He broke the teacher's nail and they got very upset about it, so Shridhar made a decision to take on the challenge of growing his own nails. They together stretched about 30 feet, or the length of a bus, before he finally had them cut on Wednesday. They were extremely fragile and he had to take care when sleeping.

Beginning with his curling, 6.5-foot long thumb nail, the nails were removed with a mini power saw, as seen in a Guinness World Records video.

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. 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 told Guinness officials.

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.

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