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World’s Longest Fingernails

Posted by admin on February 15th, 2008

Admit it, you’re obsessed with knowing who has the longest fingernails in the world. We are too! To our best knowledge, we have found the current world recorder holder for the longest fingernails to be Lee Redmond (USA). Ms. Redmond, who hasn’t cut her nails since 1979, has grown and carefully manicured them to reach a total length of 7 m 51.3 cm (24 ft 7.8 in). Measurements of each fingernail are below:


Lee Redmond - Record Holder for World's Longest Fingernails

Right hand
Thumb 76.4 cm 30.1 in
Index finger 72.3 cm 28.5 in
Middle finger 74.1 cm 29.2 in
Ring finger 73.6 cm 29 in
Little finger 71.6 cm 28.2 in
Lee Redmond - Record Holder for World's Longest Fingernails

 

Left Hand
Thumb 80 cm 31.5 in
Index finger 76.4 cm 30.1 in
Middle finger 76.7 cm 30.2 in
Ring finger 76.2 cm 30 in
Little finger 73.6 cm 29 in

Redmond’s philosophy that “you are what you eat” has influenced the growth of her nails. She eats a high-protein diet, which is what hair and nails are mostly made of. She used to soak them in warm olive oil once a week, but now she no longer has time, and they don’t fit in the fry pan. – Deseret News

Total length
  7 m 51.3 cm 24 ft 7.8 in

The record holder for the longest fingernails before Lee Redmond was Shridhar Chillal. Cutting his nails in 2000, he had held the record for 20 years!