Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando acquires world’s longest fingernails

Nails to be on display beginning April 9

Ripley’s Orlando Acquires World’s Longest Fingernails (Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Ripley’s Believe It or Not attraction along International Drive in Orlando is about to get a set of the world’s longest fingernails beginning Friday.

The nails belonged to Texas resident Ayanna Williams.

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“After nearly 30 years growing what she referred to as ‘her babies,’ Ayanna’s nails were finally clipped by certified dermatologist Dr. Allison Readinger in a 45-minute procedure in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 26,” officials said in a news release.

The nails break a Guinness World Record for the longest fingernails on a pair of hands, measuring in at 733.55 cm (24 feet and 7 inches).

The museum said Williams not only still held the title, but actually broke her own record set in 2017.

This is not the only strange thing visitors to Ripley’s will find. The museum has 16 unique galleries packed with the world’s most remarkable collections of natural, scientific, and artistic oddities.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.