Friday, February 13, 2009

She Broke a Nail!

I just HAD to post this, this is too weird! Read the AP news report below and see if you are thinking the same thing as me when you get to the end...

Crash breaks woman's record-length fingernails
She loses 28 feet worth when she's ejected from SUV in accident

Tom Smart / AP
Lee Redmond shows off her fingernails, which were about 30 inches long in August 2006. She suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident on Tuesday — and broke off those nails.

updated 9:53 p.m. ET, Thurs., Feb. 12, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY - A Salt Lake City woman who was in the Guinness Book of World Records for her long fingernails has had them broken off in a traffic accident.

Lee Redmond sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries in the Tuesday accident.

Redmond was the current Guinness record holder, with nails that hadn't been cut since 1979. Her nails measured a total of more than 28 feet long in 2008, with the longest nail on her right thumb at 2 feet, 11 inches, according to the Guinness Web site.

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Don Hutson says she was ejected from an SUV in the crash and taken to the hospital in serious condition, the Deseret News reported Thursday on its Web site.

Redmond has been featured on TV in episodes of "Guinness Book of World Records" and "Ripley's Believe It or Not."


(yeah, I know, she was probably a passenger, right? Well, they left that part out.)


Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

That's the sickest looking thing I've ever seen. Maybe now she can get on with her life:)

WarPony said...

Proof that I have mental issues... my first thought was "how do you even wipe your butt with nails that long????"


Melissa said...

How would you do ANYTHING with nails like that?!?!?!?
I mean, basic bodily functions and getting dressed each day would present a host of problems!

JJ said...

How would she do anything? How does she eat without gouging her eyes out? How does she pull on her tight jeans or tie that vest?

Good riddance to the fingernails, I say. They were probably disgusting...Since she can't ever clean anything, or wash with those things growing out of her fingers.

JJ said...

And 28 FEET?!? That means each nail had to be about three feet long, assuming that she broke every nail all the way down. Ack.

Promise said...

Looks like she can't even eat, she's tiny!

Those things are disgusting, though...ewww (shudder)

C-ingspots said...

That is just nasty!! And no...driving is not what I thought of. I was thinking just how in the heck does this woman wipe her butt??????? Or any number of other things. That's gross!!

Mrs Mom said...

LOL WarPony is not alone there- I had the same thought. I mean, ... dude... eeeewwww!!!

Glad she wasn't hurt really really badly, but wow.

SolitaireMare said...

LOLLL! You guys are great! I was thinking some of those things too but you put it out there!

Imagine if she was a horse with nails like that?

Jean said...

That accident was the best thing that ever happened to her.

'Nough said.

WarPony said...

SolitaireMare said...

"Imagine if she was a horse with nails like that?"

Her owner would be getting a visit from the local animal control!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I was just thinking what War Pony said! lol!

What kind of life do you have to sacrifice for nails like that?

What a competitive race we are to want to win records like that. ew.