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Grandma With World's Longest Nails Is Selling Them For £35,000

Grandma With World's Longest Nails Is Selling Them For £35,000

She's been growing them for 28 years

Jake Massey

Jake Massey

A grandma with the world's longest fingernails is selling them for £35,000 ($47,000).

That might seem like quite a hefty price tag for nails, but you have to consider that Ayanna Williams has spent 28 years growing her 38 inch talons.

The huge nails were certified as the world's longest on female hands by Guinness World Records in 2017 too, so you'd be buying a bit of history really.

Not seeming like such a rip off now, eh?

Tempted to make an impulse buy?
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The 54-year-old, from Houston, USA, is parting with her finger friends because she wants the cash, basically; though obviously there will be practical benefits too, as she currently can't do the dishes and has to use pliers to dress herself.

Ayanna, or Yani for short, said: "I've decided to sell them as I split from my husband six years ago and it's hard with no one around me to help me anymore.

"I have diabetes now and it's hard to give myself injections.

"I made the decision about a year ago but I'll only sell them for the right price."

Unfortunately for her though, that 'right' price seems like a long way off, with £75 per nail the best bid on Facebook Marketplace at the moment.

Yani said: "I won't be cutting them until I get a seller. They'll continue to grow until then.

"The buyer can put them on as fake nails if they want to."


You'd be buying the longest fingernails grown on female hands in the world.
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Yani started growing them, or not cutting them I suppose, back in 1992. Over the years they have limited her in many ways, but she's always thought this to be a price worth paying.

She said: "At first he [ex-husband] wasn't supportive but over time he fell in love with my nails.

"The first thing I noticed as they started to get longer was that I couldn't do the dishes anymore and I needed my husband to help me around the house but it seemed like a small price to pay.

"I use a pencil or my knuckle to type on my phone and, putting on jeans, I use pliers to pull them up and zip them. I get a lot of help from my kids and grandchildren.

"My younger grandkids are obsessed with my nails, I click them together and it almost hypnotises them. The fun stops when they pull on them though as it hurts.

"It's a misconception that I can't do anything with my nails, there's plenty that I can do easily, I just have to be careful not to damage my nails as I do it."

Yani is looking forward to life at a faster pace.
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All this being said, Yani is now looking forward to life without the nails - though she is hoping the buyer will let her keep a good 10 inches.

She said: "I can't wait to do things without having to consider if my nails will get in the way.

"I'll be able to play more freely with my grandkids, and hop in the car without a second thought.

"Everything I do now, I do it slowly, I'm looking forward to speeding things up."

So come on then mystery buyer with £35,000 to spend on massive fingernails, what are you waiting for?

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Topics: Interesting, Community, Weird