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2009-09-04 17:02:09

A Salt Lake City woman who held the Guinness World Record for longest fingernails on a female hand said she cried when they were broken off in a car crash. Lee Redmond, 68, said her nails, which she hadn't cut since 1979, measured a total 28 feet, 4 inches before they broke off when she was thrown from her car during a February crash, KSL Radio, Salt Lake City, reported Wednesday. The first thing I spotted was a fingernail, and I thought,' Ohh.' Then I started to cry and said, 'There's one...

2009-09-02 19:07:00

LONDON and NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- 68-year-old great grandmother Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, is undoubtedly one of the world's most popular record holders of all time. Having not cut her nails since 1979, she entered the Guinness World Records book in 2002 for the world's longest fingernails on a female pair of hands. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=MTM5 Until now Lee has...

2009-02-13 15:32:00

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...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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