Undertoad Thursday Aug 24 01:59 PM
August 24, 2006: Longest fingernails
glatt Thursday Aug 24 02:24 PM
OK. This is strange. I remember as a kid looking at that entry in Guinness and wondering WTF. But now, my imagination is really running.
bbro Thursday Aug 24 02:28 PM
There is a video at the bottom of the article. Half of it is some other women, but the second half is this woman
glatt Thursday Aug 24 02:39 PM
That video was amazing. She seems to have adapted remarkably well.
Trilby Thursday Aug 24 03:30 PM
What strikes me is that both women talk about all the attention their freakishly long and, in my opinion, grotesque nails affords them.
Shawnee123 Thursday Aug 24 03:37 PM
What's the freaking point? (Pun not intended.)
bbro Thursday Aug 24 03:47 PM
Fingernails don't bother me as much as the toenails did. They are just disgusting. Could you imagine walking around with those in a crowd? Either you're losing a toenail or slicing someone's achilles tendon. Ew
ferret88 Thursday Aug 24 04:20 PM
The 42 Thursday Aug 24 04:57 PM
Wasn't there some indian guy with much longer nails (on one hand) than that? There's a picture of him in my year 2000 Guinnes world records book, but he's not on the site anymore and I can't find him on google
Elspode Thursday Aug 24 05:32 PM
The picture is flipped. Or she's wearing her wedding ring on the wrong finger.
Elspode Thursday Aug 24 05:48 PM
limey Thursday Aug 24 06:04 PM
It plays all the way through for me :p ... The nails seem flexible and a lot of the time she can bend them back out of the way. The spookiest thing was seeing her thread her fingernails through the sleeve of her jacket before putting her arm in the sleeve
astrodex Thursday Aug 24 06:18 PM
OK, forget the nails. (Is that even possible?) I could never go to a hairdresser with hair that horrifying.
Trilby Thursday Aug 24 06:19 PM
Leah Thursday Aug 24 06:53 PM
She is one sick little puppy. Yuck.
Wombat Thursday Aug 24 07:08 PM
Karenv Thursday Aug 24 07:13 PM
What a waste of a life. She could be helping save the world .... and she grows fingernails?
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Aug 24 07:40 PM
Doing things to make hygiene more difficult, don't sound like a good plan to me.
Happy Monkey Thursday Aug 24 07:50 PM
Ibby Thursday Aug 24 11:23 PM
Yeah, I KNOW there's some indian dude with fingernails so long they just roll into a massive spiral. Maybe they decided he doesnt count cause he only has it on one hand?
depmats Thursday Aug 24 11:43 PM
Can we just club her like a baby seal?
incommunicadocat Friday Aug 25 02:31 AM
breakingnews Friday Aug 25 02:52 AM
i bet those things make a helluva good booger scraper.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Aug 25 05:01 AM
But, you see, it is her life. It's the thing that defines her now. Her claim to fame.
rupip Friday Aug 25 07:59 AM
she must be the inspiration behind "edward scissorhands" - and it is not only the nails! also the very special hair.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Aug 25 08:17 AM
Since the Guinness Book is in the UK, maybe the publisher is pissy about that ingrate colony.
glatt Friday Aug 25 09:09 AM
I imagine there are different categories i the Guinness book. She has them on both hands, which I had never seen before. So maybe that's the category she is in.
depmats Friday Aug 25 09:30 AM
Think how the average woman reacts when she breaks a nail. Now multiply that by 17 levels of insanity. Her husband will rue the day he asks her to do something that results in that broken nail.
lulu Friday Aug 25 08:39 PM
To each their own and all that, but... gross in my opinion.
The 42 Sunday Aug 27 11:37 AM
capnhowdy Sunday Aug 27 02:13 PM
I don't reckon She would make it very far as a jell-o wrestler. And I agree that a hand job would be out of the question. These things could really put your eye out.
Shawnee123 Monday Aug 28 09:57 AM
She looks like a negative image of Elvira.
wolf Monday Aug 28 07:50 PM
Just like the childhood puzzle story about the town with two barbers.
Oh, and PLEASE tell me that she didn't use the fry pan in question for anything else ... like cooking.
"She used to soak them in warm olive oil once a week, but now she no longer has time, and her nails are too long to fit in the fry pan."
Elspode Tuesday Sep 5 12:08 AM
Kiddy wading pool?
Tin Man Wednesday Sep 6 06:04 AM
As others here have already said, WHY!!!! Woman, you are a waste of skin, slice and dice yourself. But at least she'll never have an itch she can't scratch.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Sep 6 09:13 PM
Yeah, Irish...I knew that.
Tin Man Friday Sep 8 04:05 AM
Lol! Hi, xoxoxbruce, we do seem to cross our humour swords, don't we? As I said in another thread we were on, I was having a bad day that day and was a touchy old sod. I've got my funny bone back in place now. Even so, I think you miss the humour in my putdowns as well. Or maybe I don't have funny typing fingers. Ah well, we must share a chat and pint of Guinness sometime.
limey Friday Sep 8 02:15 PM
I must say that I took Tin Man's user title seriously and decided not to rise to the bait in case it proved me to be a moron (sorry , xob, I don't think of you that way, y'know ... ). I'll buy you a Guinness while you're over here, too ...
Sundae Friday Sep 8 02:34 PM
Jumping on a barely perceived bandwagon - I'd buy Bruce a Guinness if he came to the UK too.
Undertoad Friday Sep 8 02:45 PM
Clearly xoB must go, because he'll be off his ass in free beer!
xoxoxoBruce Friday Sep 8 03:56 PM
Well UT, since you've decided to marry the fabulous Jacquelita for love, instead of some wealthy heiress for money, we'll have to find another way.
limey Friday Sep 8 06:25 PM
So, SundaeGirl, I can arrange cheap accommodation (self-catering @ £15/person/night, catered will cost a leetle more) in my neck of the woods, for about 23 Dwellars. Could you match that in your part of the world - can we, and any other UK Dwellars, organise a Cellar tour of the UK, I wonder, with advice on the cheapest/best routes from A to B ... ?
Clodfobble Thursday Sep 14 02:35 PM
Just happened to see another news story about this woman, and they included an extra tidbit:
rkzenrage Thursday Sep 14 06:36 PM
She better sell... they may poach her ass for an aphrodisiac.
Undertoad Thursday Feb 12 11:56 PM
via Fark, followup
Shawnee123 Friday Feb 13 12:04 AM
You could use them as decorative curtains.
lumberjim Friday Feb 13 12:25 AM
august 24, 2006.
dar512 Friday Feb 13 10:22 AM
dar512 Friday Feb 13 10:25 AM
How did this woman get dressed? How do you zip a zipper or button a button with those things?
monster Saturday Feb 14 09:30 PM
or wipe your arse?
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Feb 14 09:45 PM
Or fasten your seat belt.
Shawnee123 Saturday Feb 14 09:46 PM
Or pick your nose? Come on...
monster Saturday Feb 14 09:48 PM