An American woman listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world's longest fingernails has had them broken off in a car crash.
Lee Redmond from Salt Lake City, Utah, had not cut her nails since 1979.
Their combined length was more than 28ft (8.5m), with the longest nail - on her right thumb - measuring 2ft 11in (89cm), Guinness said.
Ms Redmond suffered serious injuries in the crash, but is expected to make a full recovery.
A local newspaper, the Deseret News, said she was a passenger in a sports utility vehicle (SUV) at the time of the accident.
Her nails were "damaged beyond repair", according to the Guiness World Records website.
The company said she had been a "fantastic ambassador" for them, and that her nails had been "a fundamental part of her life and unique character".
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