The world record holder for the longest nails finally decided to cut the body parts that have been allowed to grow for 66 years. Pieces of nails that, when combined longer than a city bus that will be on display in New York.
Proclaimed RT, Thursday (7/12/2018), Shridhar Chillal has never used nail clippers in his left hand since 1951 when a teacher at his school lost patience and accidentally broke his nails. Chillal who was then 14 years old then decided to challenge to see how far he can live without cutting nails.
For years, his ambition had made Chillal disabled by atrophy limiting the movement of his left hand. He can not open his hand or move his fingers.
At the age of 66, Chillal finally decided to change his life. The world record holder then flies to New York to seek help from a doctor.
Using a machine cutter, one by one the nails of the Indian man’s left hand were cut off. Chillal nail length if combined to reach 909.6 centimeters (cm) or the same length with a bus. Thumbnail only has a length of 197.8 cm. The cutting process takes about 20 minutes to complete it is done at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum! In Times Square, New York.
“It was a very difficult decision for me, but when I realized that, after cutting it off, they would be at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the museum will take care of them very well and for a lifetime, then I feel that I made the right decision and that’s why I decided to cut my nails, “Chillal said.