A Las Vegas woman named Chris Walton who hasn't clipped her finger nails in 18 years has won the Guinness World Record for the longest nails in the world.
Walton showed her nails at a New York City event, where Guinness spokesman
Stuart Claxton called her a "unique beauty".
The 45-year-old's nails measure
10ft 2in on her left hand and 9ft 7in on her right hand. She said she does her own makeup and does household chores despite
the challenges posed by her extremely
But she uses her knuckles to text on a mobile phone.
"I hate all the cleaning, but I do it," said Walton, who is a professional
One daily activity that does prove difficult is getting change out of her pocket, she added.
Now that she has won the record she plans to get rid of the nails, but will have to do it slowly because "I'm so used to having nails I'd be running
into walls and doors."
was Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City. Ms Redmond's nails measured a total 28 feet but she lost her nails in a car crash in 2009.