Thank You for My Fingernails


When is the last time you really thought about your fingernails?

I keep my nails trimmed short because I paint, sometimes play the guitar, pet my cat, and because hygiene is one of those things that enhances the quality of my life.

Lee Redmond, a woman in Salt Lake City must not play guitar (and hopefully, does not have a cat that likes to be scratched behind the ears).

Her fingernails are a world record at over 24 and a half feet!

This is her:


Shridhar Chillal went 48 years without trimming his nails and they grew to over 20 feet long!

This is him:

Okay, now, what do you think these two would do if they had to live together?

Seems like a house work nightmare to me (who would do the dishes?).

My brain is whirling with possible movies that could be made and tragic insurance claims that could ensue and ridiculous feats of manicurical proportions. Not to mention, health issues (I shall not go there).

I am thankful for my own fingernails and my shiny, sterile nail clippers.


~ by leakelley on May 14, 2008.

4 Responses to “Thank You for My Fingernails”

  1. Growing your fingernails: do you classify that as a lifestyle choice or a hobby?

  2. Probably just forgetfulness and preoccupation with other daily tasks.
    Classification: Low Impact Sports

  3. sure, now they are your friends’ envy but wait till you slam them into a door. then the real fun begins.

  4. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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