Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Meet The Man With The Longest Nails In Africa & He Gets Paid For It (Photos)

A Kenyan man is aiming to enter the Guinness World Records as the person with the longest nails on earth. 34-year-old John Waweru said his over 30 centimetre-long nails on his left hand are his main source of income.

“This is my job, this is what feeds me. I go to the beaches and tourists pay to see the fingernails. I also go to places like Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) shows, get-togethers and schools where people pay to see my nails,” the Mombasa-based man told the Daily Nation.

Waweru said that the nails earn him between KSh 2,000 and KSh 10,000 a day.

He has managed to build a four roomed Swahili house and start a nail salon for manicure and pedicure from the income.

However, having the longest nails in the country comes at a cost.

Waweru said he could neither cook nor wash his clothes due to the long nails. He also stopped covering himself with a bedsheet while sleeping in order to avoid breaking the nails.

The Kenyan is still hundreds of centimetres away from breaking the Guinness World Record held by India’s Shridhar Chillal. So? Loool.