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Man who has been growing fingernails for 60+ years finally cuts them

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An 82-year-old man from India who has been growing his fingernails for more than six decades has finally cut them. 

Shridhar Chillal, from Pune, India, has been growing his fingernails since 1952 and hols the world record for the longest ever fingernails on a single hand. When last measured, his fingernails measured nearly 30 feet total (29 ft 10.1 in). 

The length of Chillal's fingernails has prevented him from using his hand for decades. 

Chillal traveled to New York City for the occasion and the fingernails were cut off using a small saw. 

Chillal's fingernails will be permanently displayed at Ripley's Believe It or Not in Times Square if you'd like to go visit them. 

Watch the video of the nails being cut here

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