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Monday, 2 February 2015


There is no chemical difference between fingernails, hair and rhino horns (all are made of keratin)

Nail polish can be traced back to at least 3000 BC when it originated in China. The Chinese found ways to use gum arabic, egg whites, gelatine, and bees wax to create varnishes and lacquers for the nails.

It takes five months to grow a new fingernail from base to tip, and fingernails grow four times faster than toenails.

Fingernails grow faster in warm weather than they do in cold weather. This is because circulation is slower in the cold weather, causing a growth slow down.

Fingernails grow faster on the hand a person writes with.

Astronauts fingernails can fall off during space walks.

The length of the finger dictates how fast the finger-nail grows.  Therefore, the nail on your middle finger grows the fastest,

Fingernails have a life span of three to six months. That’s how long it takes them to grow from base to tip, progressing at the pace of  3.5 millimetres per month.

While many people believe your hair and nails will continue to grow after your death, what actually happens is your skin shrinks.

Shridhar Chillal has not cut the fingernails on his left hand since 1952. They were measured in Prune City, Maharashtra, India, on November 17, 2014 and found to have a cumulative length of 909.6 cm (358.1 in). He is recognized by Guinness World Records as the person with the longest fingernails on a single hand ever.

Penn Jillette from Penn and Teller once painted his finger nails red as a joke in response to his mother telling him him to get a manicure because people would be looking at his hands. He still always keeps one finger nail painted red in remembrance and respect for her.

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