Thursday, September 28, 2006

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LONDON (Reuters) - Lee Redmond, 65, earned an entry in the latest edition of Guinness World Records with the world's longest fingernails that have now reached a resplendent 24 feet 7 inches (7.51 metres).

Redmond, who is from Utah, shares a centre spread in Guinness 2007, released on Thursday, with the proud purveyors of the world's stretchiest skin, narrowest waist and longest ear hair alongside a woman who can pop her eyeballs 11 millimetres ( 0.43 inches) out of their sockets.

Redmond, who started growing her fingernails 27 years ago, has a meticulous routine to keep them in tip-top condition.

"I clean them with a toothbrush when they get dirty and always keep them manicured," she said. Every day she treats them with warm olive oil and nail hardener.

However, the lifespan of her phenomenal talons is drawing to a close.

"I am going to have to take them off in November as I am looking after my husband who is suffering from Alzheimer's," she explained.

She still manages to shave her husband daily, but has to sleep on her side and rest her hands on the bed with her nails hanging off the edge.

She has attracted some unusual admirers over the years and was once offered money to have her nails nibbled. The prospective buyer suggested that he buy by the inch.

When asked the inevitable question about how on earth she goes to the toilet, Redmond said: "Very carefully."

13 Comments:

At Friday, September 29, 2006 7:58:00 AM, Blogger Mike V. said...

that is completely disgusting.
hell, I think it's disgusting when I see someone with inch long fingernails, too, so you can imagine how THAT creeps me out..

 
At Friday, September 29, 2006 8:47:00 AM, Blogger Diane said...

Why, dear God, Why???????

 
At Friday, September 29, 2006 9:28:00 AM, Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

Sweet jesus! I'm dry heaving! The fact that someone wanted to "nibble" on them is totally and completely revolting. Ewww....

 
At Friday, September 29, 2006 11:20:00 AM, Blogger LA said...

I agree, it's totally nasty. I mean, how can she knit?

 
At Friday, September 29, 2006 12:27:00 PM, Blogger pelegrim said...

I'd like to see her get the earwax out of her ears with one of those babies. For that matter, how does she pick her nose or scratch her ass?

 
At Friday, September 29, 2006 12:59:00 PM, Blogger Leisa said...

SICK!

 
At Friday, September 29, 2006 9:07:00 PM, Blogger prettykitty said...

when i was little, there was a cashier at the grocery store that had nails like this. i was so creeped out, i would always beg my mom not to go in her line. koo&grim's mail carrier lady has nails like this. one time when i was housesitting, i answered the door and just about vomited. since i'm housesitting for them this weekend, i'm praying they don't get a package that i have to sign for.

 
At Friday, September 29, 2006 9:43:00 PM, Blogger GetFlix said...

Sorta seems like a waste of time.

 
At Saturday, September 30, 2006 10:55:00 AM, Blogger prunella jones said...

Grody to the max!

 
At Monday, October 02, 2006 7:42:00 PM, Blogger PixieGaf said...

Yuck! She needs another hobby.

 
At Wednesday, October 04, 2006 8:27:00 PM, Blogger joy said...

How do she wipe her ass? What a waste of human life @_@

 
At Saturday, October 14, 2006 10:03:00 PM, Blogger Leisa said...

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At Saturday, October 14, 2006 10:09:00 PM, Blogger Leisa said...

LA - Lee was on Ellen yesterday and was given a roll of TP and she provided a demo. I searched for a youtube clip for you but the only one available has no sound..... anyways it was hilarious.

 

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