Guinness World Records honours Lee Redmond’s record: ‘longest female fingernails!’

Earlier this year (februari) Lee Redmond became world news after a car crash which resulted in the loss of her Guinness World Record longest fingernails. This week Guinness World Records announced that due to the popularity of Lee Redmond’s Guinness World Record, her (former) ‘fingernail life-work’ will be honoured in the 2010 ‘The Book of the Decade’!

But the best part of the Guinness report is that six months after the car accident mrs. Redmond is doing just fine!

In an interview with Guinness World Records she described:

“Losing my fingernails has been the most dramatic thing that’s happened in my life. I think it was my grandson that said, ‘Grandma, they are like your baby; you’ve taken care of them for 30 years and lost them in a second’.”

“The thing that bothered me with losing the fingernails was that it becomes your identity and I felt like I’d lost part of that. Yet I would always say when people would make comments about my fingernails, you know there’s more to me than my fingernails.”

The 68-year-old Lee Redmond, of Salt Lake City, Utah, admitted that it had become much easier to get around since she was robbed of her record-breaking assets.

By the way… last month a British research reveals that a humidity of 55% is perfect for growing strong, lengthy fingernails. Interestingly, the average relative humidity in Lee Redmond’s residence – Salt Lake City – is reported to be: ‘67% in the morning, 43% in the afternoon’: which results in an average of 55% – an exact copy of the percentage reported by British researchers! Coincidence? (Discover more of the details below!)


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Lee Redmond’s (female) world record fingernails some time before the car crash – 8.65m long [28-ft 4-in]:

Lee Redmond's Guinness World Record longest fingernails - measuring 8.65m long [28-ft 4-in] at some time before the car crash.

Lee Redmond six months after losing her world record fingernails in a car crash:

Lee Redmond six months after losing her world record fingernails in a car crash.

British researchers linked fingernail quality with the weather!

Fingernail manicure is ok, but the weather will shape your nails!

This week British fingernail research pointed out that the weather plays a major factor in the shape and quality of your nails. The researchers found that a humidity of 55% is perfect for growing strong, lengthy fingernails.

Good news for British women! For, the climate in the UK often meets the perfect weather condition for growing beautiful fingernails.

A lower humidity will make brittle fingernails, while a higher humidity will make your fingernails more bendy!

Researcher Dr Stephen Eichhorn said:

“We have found that fingernails cope remarkably well over a range of humidities – but it is best not to get them completely dry or wet. At an average of 55pc humidity, which is what you would experience normally, it appears nails have their optimum mechanical properties, and resist bending.”

“The mechanical properties of fingernails are important because of their impact in preventing damage and in maintaining their appearance. ‘In particular, knowing the effect of local environmental conditions can tell us how they might best be protected.”

By the way, it is not the first time the weather has been lauded for its beauty benefits. Actress Emma Thompson claims the wet weather in Scotland helps keep her wrinkle free. She said: ‘I think Scotland’s got a lot to do with it, I spend a lot of time up there and it rains a lot, which is good for the complexion.’


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British actress Emma Thompson shows her fingernails:

British actress Emma Thompson shows her hands & fingernails.