India! The country with amazing diversity and wonders has many champions. All these are real facts and real records. Most of them are certified by authentic record books like Guiness Book of Records & Limca Book of Records. I am trying to tabulate as many as I can. Please help me in my efforts by adding more facts and records.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Shridhar Chillal from Pune, near Bombay, holds the world record for the longest fingernails on a single hand. On 8 July 1998 the nails on his left hand were measured on the television show Guinness World Records : Primetime and found to have a total length of a staggering 6.15 m (20 ft 2.25 in). Since then, for the last 20 years, he has been a permanent fixture in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world's longest nails. He does not grow the nails on his right hand.

Although Chillal is quite proud of his record breaking nails, he has had increasing difficulties with their weight, which has already caused his left fingers to become forever disfigured (and more or less useless). Due to nerve damage caused from the nails' immense weight, Chillal is permanently deaf in the left ear.

Sridhar, a retired Indian photographer who has grown his fingernails for almost half a century, has cut his fingernails in the year 2000 is calling it quits and will auction them off to the highest bidder. He and is expecting to sell them for $200,000, preferably to a museum or some other form of secured place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

omg how do you do it i thought my nails were long then you came wow ( :