A woman in America, Diana Armstrong, has won the Guinness world record for keeping the longest finger nails.
Armstrong started growing her nails in 1997 when she lost her daughter, Tisha.
Tisha was the only one who did Armstrong’s nails and she had polished her nails before she died, Armstrong said.
“That was the worst day of my life. So, I couldn’t just cut my nails off after that. This is just a part of me, because of my daughter that died, and I always kept her close to me,’’ Armstrong said.
Diana Amstrong suffered severe depression after the loss of her daughter, couldn’t come out of her house for about ten years, and continued to grow her nails.
She was recognized by the Guinness World Record after 24 years when the nails got to 42 feet, 10 inches long. She said now, her granddaughters take between 4 to 5 hours to do one nail while spending about 15 to 20 bottles of nail polish.
The longest of all Diana’s nails is her right thumbnail. Measuring 138.94 cm (4 ft 6.7 in), while her shortest nail is on her left pinky finger and measures 109.2 cm (3 ft 7 in) long.
Her daughter, Tisha died in her sleep from an Asthma attack when she was 16 years old.