US Woman Sets Guinness World Record For Longest Fingernails With Combined Length Of 42 Feet

American woman sets Guinness world record for longest fingernails with combined length of 42 feet

Diana Armstrong’s fingernails are approximately (1,306.58 cm) 42 feet 10.4 inches long.

Diana Armstrong has broken the record for the world’s longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female), Guinness World Records (GWR) announced Tuesday. The 63-year-old from Minnesota, United States, also holds the record for longest fingernails on a pair of hands ever (female), GWR went on to say. The body that keeps records made and broken around the world said both of Ms. Armstrong’s hands have a combined nail length of 42 feet — longer than a standard yellow school bus. GWR said Ms. Armstrong has been growing her nails for over 25 years.

The fingernails of the woman named Diana Armstrong are about (1,306.58 cm) 42 feet 10.4 inches long, GWR said, adding that the record was set in March this year.

Her right thumbnail, which measures 138.94 cm (4 ft 6.7 in), is the longest of all her nails, while her left little finger – the smallest of her nails – is 109.2 cm (3 ft 7 in) long .

Mrs. Armstrong last used a nail clipper in 1997. The reason for not using it after that is a heartbreaking accident that changed her family.

Getting her kids out of bed and going to the grocery store to buy food for her family was how Diana started her day as usual that year, according to the GWR release.

While shopping, Mrs. Armstrong received a panicked phone call from her youngest daughter. “In the store, my daughter called me and said, ‘Ma, Tisha won’t wake up,'” she recalls. At the age of 16, her daughter Latisha died of an asthma attack while sleeping.

“That was the worst day of my life,” GWR quoted Ms. Armstrong as saying. She had her nails done by Latisha every weekend.

“She was the only one who did my nails. She brushed and filed them for me,” Ms. Armstrong told GWR.

Over the years, Mrs. Armstrong’s children tried to convince her to clip her fingernails. “My kids said, ‘Mom, you need to trim your nails.’ I would say to them, ‘Mind your business’.

Now that they have reached such extreme lengths, it takes between four and five hours to paint each of Mrs. Armstrong’s nails.

The previous record for longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) was held by Ayanna Williams (also from the US) before she made the decision to cut them. Mrs. Armstrong broke Mrs. Williams’ record by an astonishing 573.03 cm (18 ft 8 in).

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