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19 feet of fingernails set Guinness World Record

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Chris "The Dutchess" Walton shows off her record breaking fingernails in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. The Dutchess holds the world's record for the longest fingernails on a pair of female hands, according to the new Guiness World Records 2012 book.

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Chris "The Dutchess" Walton shows off her fingernails that total 19 feet 9 inches (6.02 meters) in length, Sept.14, at the New York Public Library, setting a record that puts her in the new Guinness World Records 2012 book. Walton's nails measure 10 feet 2 inches (3.1 meters) on her left hand and 9 feet 7 inches (2.92 meters) on her right hand and has been growing her nails for 18 years.

 Yikes! I would think this would seriously impair your ability to do lots of things. I wonder if she is looking forward to cutting them off after spending the last 18 years growing them, now that she's in the record books. I also wonder how she gets her ring on and off.

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