An Indian man once held the world record for his nails with a total length of 9m. Most people ask themselves the question, with this unique nail set, how will he live and live?
“Whenever I encounter a strong wind, I have to turn my back to protect my nails.”
Shridhar Chillal has had a fondness for his nails since he was a child, even though friends and family repeatedly threatened to cut them off while he slept.
“When I was 14 years old, I once read a book about a Chinese monk who grew his fingernails to nearly 45cm long. And so I decided to grow my nails to beat that record. My family tried to dissuade me many times, but I still kept my will.”
More surprisingly, he also proved that he could still work as a freelance photographer from 1957 to 1973. After that, he continued to work as a photographer for a state newspaper until his retirement. in 1995.
However, to achieve this achievement, he also had to endure many disadvantages. For 50 years, he hardly had a good night’s sleep. He dared not push through crowds or hold his grandchildren in his arms for fear of breaking his fingernails.
“I can’t get a good night’s sleep. I can’t move, I can’t roll over and sometimes I can’t keep soft.”
“I was under too much pressure because I was worried that my arm would break at any time.”
Worse, as the nails get longer, the wrists hurt even more because they are so heavy. Not using this left hand paralyzed important nerves and caused deafness in one ear.
“My right ear hears 100%, but my left ear does because my left hand never moves. Too much trouble, so I decided to give up my passion.”
In 2000, he cut this set of nails and found a customer to buy it.