There are new entries in the Guinness Book of World Records every day, but the latest involves Diana Armstrong and her record-breaking fingernails honoring her late daughter. Recently registered as the longest fingernails of all time in the Guinness Book of World Records, Diana Armstrong revealed in a touching video that she grew them out after her daughter’s untimely death over 20 years ago.
@HuffPost reports that Minneapolis resident Diana Armstrong has just made history and the Guinness Book of World Records made it official. Armstrong was recently awarded the longest fingernails of all time, more than double the previous record holder. Her official titles are “Longest Fingernails On A Pair Of Hands (Female)” and “Longest Fingernails On A Pair Of Hands Ever (Female).” Her nails measure a staggering 42 feet, 10.4 inches long. However, Armstrong didn’t just choose to grow her nails as a hobby, as it was a heartbreaking family tragedy that led to her record-breaking growth.
In 1997, Diana Armstrong’s 16-year-old daughter, Latisha, tragically died in her sleep after suffering an asthma attack. Armstrong explained that her daughter stayed up the night before to paint her nails and hasn’t been able to cut them since because they remind her of her daughter. “[My kids] never knew why I grew them. I haven’t told anyone. I kept it to myself until I finally told it [my kids] why I grew them. They felt bad, so I felt bad, so I just said to them, ‘You can all tell me to cut my nails, but I just can’t.'”
Armstrong was clearly emotional upon receiving her formal recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records, and she admitted how she hoped her daughter would feel if she lived to see it.
“I think, you [Tisha] would be proud of me because she’s the last one to do my nails. That’s what I think about when I let my nails grow out, my daughter is,” she said.
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https://theshaderoom.com/woman-makes-the-guinness-book-of-world-records-for-the-longest-fingernails-ever-and-reveals-its-a-tribute-to-her-late-daughter/ Woman makes it into the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest fingernails ever and reveals it’s a tribute to her late daughter