Grandma With The Longest Fingernails In The World Loses Them In A Car Accident

Lee Redmond from Salt Lake City, UT, spent 30 years growing her fingernails. The great-grandmother was the Guinness World Record holder for the longest female with nails.

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The unique and dazzling fingernails grew to a combined length of 28 feet and 4 inches. Although Redmond requires special care for her nails, especially to keep them from furling, she leads a relatively normal life. She can even cut her grandson’s hair with surprising accuracy and drove a car.

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However, it would be a car accident that would dethrone her. In 2009, a car accident caused her nails to break off leaving them at a mere 4.5 inches.

“Losing my fingernails has been the most dramatic thing that’s happened in my life. I think it was my grandson that said, ‘Grandma, they are like your baby; you’ve taken care of them for 30 years and lost them in a second,’” she told The Telegraph. “But then, when you think about it, you know our whole life could end in a second, not just part of the body, but your whole life.”

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