Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian from India, has finally perform an ordinary chore that he has not done in the last 66 years – cut his fingernails – the longest in the world.

The historic nail-cutting ceremony took place at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Times Square.

The 82-year-old had been growing the nails on his left hand since he was 14, having been inspired to do so after a teacher told him off when he accidentally broke a very long nail the teacher had grown.

Shridhar Chillal nails

The teacher told Chillal that he wouldn’t understand the kind of care it took not to break a long nail unless he did it himself. Chilal certainly took that to heart.

According to Wikipedia, Shridhar Chillal held the world record for the longest fingernails ever reached on a single hand, with a combined length of 909.6 centimeters.

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