Pune man will finally cut his fingernails- after 66 years

Elias Hubbard
July 12, 2018

Chillal, 82, recently retired his fingernails to Ripley's after growing them for 66 years.

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.

It is estimated that the nails have a combined length of 909.6 centimeters.

"It was a very hard decision for me to cut my nails but when I realized that, after cutting them, they'll be at Ripley's Believe It or Not! and the museum is going to maintain them very nicely and for a lifetime, then I felt that I was making the right decision and that is why I chose to cut my nails", Chillal told reporters at the museum, which now has 66 years' worth of uncut nails on display.

His fingernail exhibit will be unveiled at the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum at Times Square, New York. Museum in Times Square.

"I was a little bit scared that my celebrity favor would go now, but today after coming here I realize that after this I have become a real celebrity", Chillal told Patch New York through an interpreter.

He only grew the nails on his left hand, keeping his right hand trimmed. They flew Chillal from Pune to NY to cut his nails and memorialise them forever in the museum. "I never have to wait in a queue", he told Guinness World Records.

Chillal attempted to cut his supersized nails with a manual clipper, but that didn't work. The doctor who performed the removal ultimately relied on a handheld power grinder to get the job done, in a process that took about twenty minutes.

The weight and length of Chillal's fingernails made him lose function in his left hand. His longest nail was on his thumb.

"I can't move much, so every half an hour or so I wake up and move my hand to the other side of the bed".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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