Friday, February 13, 2009

A "broken" world record

Lee Redmond from Salt Lake City Utah has held a world record since 1979... For the worlds longest nails. She hasn’t cut them since 1979. Can you imagine? I think that would drive me crazy! Her longest nail (her right thumb) measured an incredible 2 feet 11 inches long. She is in the Guinness Book of World Records and has been featured on Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.

All that changed on Tuesday. She was in a car crash and lost all of her world record length nails. Thankfully she wasn’t killed in the crash, although I bet it did hurt when the nails broke off. It had to hurt. The news story I read said that she sustained “serious but non-life-threatening injuries” after being ejected from her SUV.

I’m sorry she lost her nails. I’m sure she was used to them after 30 years of growing them. I still can’t imagine. I’m trying to imagine. I grow my nails quite long sometimes but it would be like comparing an elephant to an ant if I tried to compare my nails to hers. I hope she has a speedy recovery from her injuries. I wonder if she’ll start growing her nails back now.


morrow said...

I wonder... if she might find life with shorter nails easier and pleasant?

But can you imagine how long it takes to grow them that long, and then to have to start over.

pammie said...

i wonder if the accident had anything to do with her nails and driving?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if she'll have phantom nails now. You know what I mean?

Jenners said...

Oh YUCK! That is just so gross! How does she do ANYTHING? I mean how can you eat with nails like that? Pick up the phone? Why would you inconvenience yourself like that just to hold a record? I hope for her own sake she keeps her nails short. I'm amazed she didn't poke her eye out in the crash or something. I'm glad she is OK but this might be her second chance at a life! Yikes!

Ruth said...

That is really crazy, oh my. Both having nails that long and what happened in the accident. Pammie's question is a good one. I wonder if she was driving?

Whenever we go to vote in our little hometown's precinct office the town clerk is there with her long nails. Hers are maybe 6 inches long, and I wondered how she gets anything done?

♥ Kathy said...

Ok guys I've found out that the lady was NOT driving the SUV. She was a passenger. @ violet I do know what you mean and I bet she does feel the difference.

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