Shridhar Chillal from Pune, India stopped trimming his nails in 1952 after he was scolded by a teacher for accidentally breaking his long fingernail.
The record holder’s nails have now gone on display at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum in New York.
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