February 13, 2009

Record-setting fingernails broken

Authorities in Utah said a woman's fingernails, certified as the world's longest by Guinness World Records, were broken in a four-car pileup.

Salt Lake County sheriff's spokesman Don Hutson said Lee Redmond, who has been growing her fingernails without trimming since 1979, was a passenger in one of the cars and one of three people treated at a hospital for minor injuries after the crash, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday.

Hutson said Redmond's record-setting nails were broken during the incident.

Guinnessworldrecords.com states that Redmond's nails were measured at a total of 28 feet and 4.5 inches on Feb. 23 of last year.