Shridhar Chillal, an 82-year-old man from Prune, India, had long held the record for world's longest fingernails. In one sense, it's a commendable record that shows a remarkable amount of commitment. In another, it places him in the rarefied category of human sideshow.
Chillal felt a lot of pain with his nails. He'd been growing them for 66 years, or since 1954, when he was 14 and a school teacher reprimanded him for breaking a nail. Perhaps finally over his fear of authority figures dressing him down in a classroom setting, Chillal decided to groom himself. The folks at Guinness World Records documented the process of sawing off a combined 29 feet of fingernail. It was grisly, and the footage will make you scream for a manicure.