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After 66 Years of Growing, Longest Fingernails Are Cut

They'll be displayed at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in NYC

(Newser) - They were only fingernails, but to Shridhar Chillal, cutting them off probably felt a bit like cutting off his own hand. That's because for 66 of his 82 years, Chillal, of Pune, India, has been growing the longest fingernails ever recorded on a single hand, his left. They together... More »

Man Dies of Heart Attack Caused by ... Nail Biting

Nails bleed, infection turns septic and travels to heart

(Newser) - It's a good thing you listened to your mom when she told you not to bite your nails: The bad habit ended up costing one UK man his life. John Gardener, a 40-year-old amateur football referee, bit his fingernails so badly that they bled—leading to an infection that... More »

Nails: New Glam Accessories

Celebs from Beyonce to Seal show off their polish

(Newser) - Want to accessorize like the stars, but can’t afford diamonds? Never fear: Fingernails are the new, subtler fashion accessory. “You can just get a bottle of nail polish and you're on the trend wagon,” one nail guru tells USA Today. The top celeb nail trends:
  • Nail art:
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Top Nail Grower Loses Claim to Fame in Wreck

(Newser) - The holder of the Guinness World Record for longest fingernails lost her honor in a traffic accident, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Lee Redmond of Utah, who started growing the nails in 1979 and reached a total length of 28 feet and 4.5 inches, suffered the loss of her... More »

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