Woman nails world record


When most women break a fingernail, it's an annoyance; for Lee Redmond it would be an identity crisis -- she's got the world's longest. Apparently Lee has been awarded a place in the Guinness Book and will be evangelizing for it in London this September while also doling out, well, nail tips.

She says her philosophy that "you are what you eat" has influenced their rapid growth. She eats a high-protein diet, which is what hair and nails are mostly made of. She used to soak them in warm olive oil once a week, but now she no longer has time, and her nails are too long to fit in the fry pan. ... It seems her awkward nails bring at least some perks. "They're flying me first class to give me room with my fingernails," she laughs.

After the jump, there's an incredible video of Lee at work (she's a hairdresser!), as well as some footage of another long-talon aficionado, which includes the wonderful understatement: "Kathy's pedicure is not a normal pedicure." It looks like Lee, on the other hand, doesn't paint her fingernails at all. Let's take bets on it anyway: How many bottles would she go through in a year?

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