In the back of my mind, I probably knew that somewhere, someone holds the record for the longest fingernails in the world. I just didn’t really pay attention to it – who does? I am sure that the woman who holds that record does, however!
Lee Redmond, the woman who holds the record for the world’s longest fingernails – held the record would probably be the better term now – was involved in a car accident early in February. The Associate Press reported that she suffered from serious injuries. She seems to be doing fine however as they were not life threatening.
This is what the Guinness World Records has written about her:
Lee Redmond (USA), who has not cut her nails since 1979, has grown and carefully manicured them to reach a total length of 8.65 m (28 ft 4.5 in) as measured on the set of Lo show dei record in Madrid, Spain, on 23 February 2008.
The longest nail is the right thumb: 90 cm (2 ft 11 in).
After the accident, however, Redmond’s reign as the queen of fingernails was cut short. Lt. Don Hutson, from the Salt Lake County Sheriff. No specific information has been released as to how long – or short – her fingernails are now. Do take a look at that picture, though. I cannot even begin to imagine how she can carry on with her daily life with those fingernails! Perhaps, since she is not the record holder anymore, at least she can live a more normal life?