It looks like the end of an era. From the news today:

A Utah woman listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for her long fingernails has lost them in a car crash. the nails hadn't been cut since 1979, and measured a total of more than 28 feet long in 2008, with the longest nail on her right thumb at 2 feet, 11 inches.

Ok, First off, can we say freaky-deeky? I'm a little surprised that I never saw this woman when I lived in Utah. Then again those nails make me wonder how she ever left her bed at all.

how did she type/write/shower/drive/dress/shake someone's hand?

And more importantly, what made her decide in 1979 to not cut her nails?

Maybe it was like when my nails get long, I will often think "I need to cut those nails when I get home" and then I usually can't find the clippers when I get home or I just forget.

But I wouldn't forget for OVER 25 YEARS! Let us learn from history so we are not doomed to repeat it.

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  1. idahokat says:

    How do you supposed she did normal day to day activities... like brush her hair, teeth, wipe after using the restroom, pick a booger, etc.

    ...or, on another thought - how long were her toenails, and how did she trim those.... or did she?

    She probably didn't sit online much, as I cannot imagine trying to type with talons like that. Maybe she can join Facebook and gather up a fan club.