Man who's been growing his fingernails since 1952 has finally cut them


The Guardian says the teacher told Chillal that he wouldn't understand what it meant to protect a nail unless he grew them himself.

Nails that long have had quite an impact on Chillal's life.

He broke the teacher's nail and they got very upset about it, so Shridhar chose to take on the challenge of growing his own nails.

They were only fingernails, but to Shridhar Chillal, cutting them off probably felt a bit like cutting off his own hand.

The video, which was shared by Guinness World Records, shows Chillal getting his nails getting cut using an industrial cutter instead of the regular nail clipper.

Museum in Times Square, where Chillal's severed talons will be put on display to the public. They were extremely fragile and he had to take care when sleeping. Because the nails were very heavy and he carried them around with him for so long, he now has permanent problems with his left hand - even though the nails are gone.

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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.

For most his life, Chillal's nails have made his life more hard.

An Indian man finally severed his 31-foot long fingernails - after letting them grow for 66 years - and sold the claws to Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square. "If I had made a decision to cut my nails, I would not have a Guinness World Records title now". He cannot open his hand out from a closed position or flex his fingers, as you can see in this picture.

"I am in pain", he told Guinness World Records. "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.

He admitted there were also perks to having the world's longest nails that he will miss.

This is the moment that he finally said goodbye to his record-breaking nails.