"It was a very hard decision for me to cut my nails but when I realized that, after cutting them, they'll be at Ripley's Believe It or Not! and the museum is going to maintain them very nicely and for a lifetime, then I felt that I was making the right decision and that is why I chose to cut my nails", Chillal told reporters at the museum, which now has 66 years' worth of uncut nails on display.
Shridhar Chillal, of Pune, India, hadn't cut the fingernails on his left hand since 1952, when he was 14 and a teacher got mad at him for breaking a nail.
To that end, you may or may not be aware of Shridhar Chillal - the man with the longest fingernails in the world.
Chillal's nails were estimated to have a combined length of 909.6 centimeters, as measured by Guinness on November 17, 2014. He had made it to the the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 for having the "Longest Fingernails on a Single Hand Ever".
The fingernails have been acquired by Ripley's, which will display them at the museum here.
"I am in pain", he told Guinness World Records.
The video, which was shared by Guinness World Records, shows Chillal getting his nails getting cut using an industrial cutter instead of the regular nail clipper. In a nail clipping ceremony yesterday, Mr Chillal finally cut his nails. Museum in Times Square, where Chillal's severed talons will be put on display to the public. "With every heart beat all five fingers, my wrist, elbow and shoulder are hurting a lot and at the tip of the nail there's a burning sensation always".
No word on how Chillal is adapting to the lighter load on his left hand, but life just became easier for him in many ways. However, as he aged, his long nails were proving more challenging to maintain an ordinary lifestyle.