The Bloke With The World's Longest Fingernails Finally Got Them Trimmed

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

Ripley's reported that Chillal's nails had grown to exceed 350 inches and showed photos of them both curled and stretched out over a table.

Chillal made a decision to see how long he could grow them, even though the Guinness Book of World Records didn't exist then.

"When I chose to cut my nails, it was hard for me to make this decision", he said.

A man with fingernails longer than a bus finally cut them off during a "nail clipping ceremony" in NY earlier this week after 66 years of growing them out.

Chillal tried to cut the nails himself with a clipper, despite the fact that his thumbnail looked like a legit tree branch, and unsurprisingly had little success.

Though his fragile nails complicated many everyday activities, like sleeping, Chillal has led a mostly normal life.

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In a nail clipping ceremony yesterday, Mr Chillal finally cut his nails.

Chillal started growing his nails when he was just 14, after being scolded for breaking a teacher's nail.

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.

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", he told Guinness officials.

After 66 years, the man with the longest fingernails ever recorded on a single hand has finally trimmed them. However, as he aged, his long nails were proving more challenging to maintain an ordinary lifestyle.

"After being recognised by Guinness World Records, I felt like I had achieved the biggest goal in my life", Chillal said in the video.