The Longest Nail in the World
Redmond’s nails hadn’t been cut since 1979. The Salt Lake City, Utah resident was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, which claimed her nails measured a total of more than 28 feet long in 2008. The longest nail – on her right thumb – was a sickening 2 feet, 11 inches.
Mrs Redmond, who once turned down £60,000 to have them clipped on live TV, has now lost her claim to fame. In 2006 she said she was ready to cut her nails so she could care for her husband, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. However she changed her mind, insisting that the nails did not interfere with her husband’s care – indeed, that they did not impact her daily life much at all. She did have to care for the nails daily, soaking them in olive oil and cleaning them with a toothbrush.