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Woman With the Longest Fingernails Breaks Them in Car Accident

Woman's Record-Setting Fingernails Break in Car Accident

A few years ago our very own GiggleSugar reported on the phenomenon that is Lee Redmond, a Salt Lake City woman with record-breaking nails. And now, Redmond's back in the news, but this time it's for a rather unfortunate reason. Sadly, Redmond was involved a car accident earlier this week that ejected her from her SUV, causing her to break her Guinness World Record-setting fingernails.

Redmond had been growing her nails since 1979, and they totaled more than 28 feet in length! Her longest talon was her thumb, measuring an astonishing 2'11". That's a whole lot of polish. While the crash was serious, but non-life threatening, I'm sure she's probably devastated by her loss. We're just glad she's OK. Check out the gallery below for some photos. Warning: not for the faint of heart.


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brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 8 years
Nasty. I'm glad she's okay, and that those disgusting nails are gone. Sorry, but it's just gross.
mrsyuen mrsyuen 8 years
That is disgusting!
herfallingstar herfallingstar 8 years
That. Is. Gross.
doggiesrule14 doggiesrule14 8 years
I really don't like her long nails it's kinda gross.
inspirata inspirata 8 years
Gross. How did she do basic things, like wipe her butt?
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
Lord I cant even get my nails to grow past the finger before they start spliting and breaking... I think that's super nasty tho... I'm not glad she got into the accident.. but glad they broke!
foxfairy foxfairy 8 years
Am I the only one who thinks that her nails were not totally gross? I mean, they're not normal, but she had a goal to meet the record and she achieved it. It's not like she decided she would neglect her nails, either--she took good care of them and found a way of living her everyday life with them. Not practical at all, and not beautiful, but I really respect her for deciding that she would do something out of the ordinary.
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
Disgusting!
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Ew. Glad she's ok though
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
Was she driving?
TheMissus TheMissus 8 years
Ummm... How does one wipe themselves after going to the bathroom with those things??????
karina2244 karina2244 8 years
Hmm.. maybe it was for the best...
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
Ew - I am glad she's okay, but that is gross. I saw her on Ellen a while ago, and Ellen asked her how she showers and goes to the bathroom...I remember thinking about the logistics myself. Jenbrown - why would you think really old men in India do that? I think you need to broaden your perspective.
nettefairy nettefairy 8 years
hopefully now she can live a normal life . . . . .
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
That is absolutely disgusting. I'd love to know if she was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. I'm assuming driving would be made somewhat difficult by appendages like that. In which case it would be her own stupid fault. :shrug:
reactionary reactionary 8 years
urghhh. i watched the ellen video, and i'm sorry, i still cannot conceive how she properly cleans herself after the bathroom. i feel like the fact that she set a date to cut them off and STILL didn't do it is kind of sad.. like she didn't want to give up the attention. surely there can be n o other reason to keep those nails. it's not like they make her life any easier or better. i'm glad the broke for the pure and simple fact that she can now live a normal life.
eveday eveday 8 years
Gross :sick:
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
Thats gross. Really really gross. All I can think about is the build up of gunk underneath! Argh! It is a blessing in disguise, she probably has a lot more mobility now, and it's good to hear that she wasn't hurt.
shahrazad shahrazad 8 years
this looks disgusting. imagine all the dirt and leftovers under those nails...yuckkkk...
Zeinobia Zeinobia 8 years
Well surely she is not a normal to live all those years with all finger nails just to get her name in the Guinness book of records, this pathetic if I may say , how many wonderful things she missed in her life because those ugly disgusting finger nails !! She should thank God for that accident , now she can enjoy her life for real
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
I just want to ask her - why?????
wednesday816 wednesday816 8 years
I read somewhere that when she had her nails long she had to put them over the edge of her bed to sleep and she used a tooth brush to clean them. How does anyone go to the bathroom with nails that long?? I agree that was a blessing in disguise!!
bebleuamieba bebleuamieba 8 years
ewwww...that's all i can think and say haha
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
Hmmm, I bet that scared young kids...It would freak me out to see those nails. People that go for world records are their own breed. What about the guy who is saving his belly button lint? LOL!
jenbrown jenbrown 8 years
I'm sorry for her, but that is just disgusting. I wonder also, how does she get anything done. How can she even take care of herself? Guiness can't pay THAT much. Plus she looks like a freak. I thought only those old men in India did stuff like that.
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