Diana Armstrong (USA) has the longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female) and the longest fingernails on a pair of hands ever (female).

Her nails measure an incredible total length of 1,306.58 cm (42 ft 10.4 in).

In an interview on living with such lengthy nails, she confessed she can only wear certain types of clothing, had to give up driving and struggles when she has to squeeze into a public bathroom stall.

She said: “When I go to a public restroom, I go to the stall that is the biggest. If someone is in that stall I have to wait until they’ve finished and then go in because I can’t use the smaller ones because my nails are longer than them.”

She added: “Well you know, when I go to the bathroom it’ll be the same as anyone else going to the bathroom, just I work with my nails probably in a different way they’d work with theirs.

“I use a lot of toilet paper. I don’t wrap it around my hand like some people do, I can’t do it like that, because it ain’t going to work that way.”

Diana added that when she washes her hands, she has to do them one at a time as she can’t pour soap into her hands and rub them together like others would.

In another interview one journalist talked about the previous holder ,He shared this story from Lee Redmond (USA), who previously held both these records now held by Diana with nails that measured a total length of 865 cm (28 ft 4.5 in).

Lee, who tragically passed away last year, had encountered a peculiar problem while flying from her hometown to London, UK, to visit Craig at GWR’s headquarters.

Craig said: “For the average person, the toilet facilities on a passenger jet aren’t fantastic.

“Even at the best of times, they’re small and cramped and not a particularly pleasant place to be towards the end of a long trans-Atlantic flight.

But for certain record holders, they can be a nightmare.

“The reason for Lee’s discomfort is most likely something you’ll never experience in your lifetime.

Craig goes on to explain how Lee lived with her “titanic talons” for many years and adapted brilliantly.

She was still able to carry out many tasks that some might think she wouldn’t manage, but getting into the tiny toilet cubicle of an aeroplane proved too tricky.

“After a bit of contortion, she manages to squeeze into the cubicle so she’s halfway there, but she now faces another problem, she can’t turn around,” Craig explained.

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