The man with the official, world record-holding longest fingernails has finally cut them off, after 66 years, is reporting.
Shridhar Chillal, 82, of Pune, India, decided that now was as good a time as any to get rid of the nails that he'd been growing since he was a teenager. At his advanced age, it had gotten too hard, and too painful, for him to go about his daily life carrying pounds of extra, and unnecessary, keratin. Further, his left hand is permanently disfigured from the weight of the nails.
"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."