Man cuts nails on left hand for first time since 1952


66-year-old Shridhar Chillal of India grew his nails on one hand to a combined 29 ft., 10.1 inches.

It's not an easy business growing the world's longest nails.

The nails are now on display at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

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

"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", he told Guinness in 2015. The teacher said Chillal would never understand the attention to detail and level of care required to take care of long fingernails.

He had made it to the the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 for having the "Longest Fingernails on a Single Hand Ever".

No word on how Chillal is adapting to the lighter load on his left hand, but life just became easier for him in many ways.

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The length of his fingernails may have caused him health problems including loss of function in his left hand due to their weight and length, as well as his fingers being permanently fused together.

Shridhar Chillal - from Pune, India - has been growing his fingernails since 1952.

Chillal's nails were carefully cut by a technician using power tools at a ceremony in Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square, New York on Wednesday.

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", Chillal told Guinness World Records.

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

When Chillal decided he was finally able to put his spite to rest and clip his nails, he reached out to the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! franchise.

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