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Sep 15, 2011   10:22 AM ET

It may seem gross that Chris Walton hasn’t cut her nails in 18 years, but the Las Vegas resident has finally earned attention from the folks at Guinness World Records.

Walton, a budding singer known as The Dutchess, has been named by the authority on world records as the woman with the longest fingernails.

Walton was in New York City on Wednesday to help launch the 2012 edition of the Guinness World Records book, which goes on sale later this month.

She said her twisting and turning nails — which measure a total of 10 feet two inches on her left hand and nine feet seven inches on her right hand — rarely prevent her from performing her everyday activities.

However, she admits she has problems getting things out of her pocket, and uses her knuckles to text on her cellphone.

But Walton, who is also raising a family, does her own nails and makeup, and works around the house with few problems.

“I hate all the cleaning, but I do it. And the makeup, I only wear so much.”

The previous record holder for longest nails was Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City. Her nails measured a total of 28 feet in 2008, but the following year, she lost her nails in a car crash.

from:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2011/09/15/guinness-nails-record.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Chris Walton

3        5      5

 

her primary challenge (CW) and how she obtains her heart’s desire (CN) both = 35 = Length.  Longest fingernails. 

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Monday, March 21, 2011 9:16am PDT

Panama’s Gary Saavedra, intent on discovering his limitations, surfed a wave created by a boat moving through the Panama Canal for 3 hours, 55 minutes and two seconds, while spanning a distance of 41.3 miles.

The 13-time national surfing champion set Guinness World Records for longest time and distance surfed on open water. (England’s Steve King had held the time record: 1 hour, 6 minutes, set while riding a tidal bore wave in 2006. The distance record is new.)

Saavedra, who traversed through choppy water and was rocked constantly by the wakes of giant freighters, said afterward: “This record feels incredible. I had never confronted these conditions and to surpass all these challenges and establish two Guinness records is the biggest achievement of my professional career so far.”

Saavedra, a Red Bull sponsored athlete participating in one of the company’s projects designed to test human limits, had hoped for a much longer ride but a severe thigh spasm forced him to abandon his quest.

“After the third hour, my body was very tired,” he said. “I almost fell eight times. In the first hour, I worked very hard and used all my energy. The weather was harsh … I had never trained in such conditions.”

Thie unusual odyssey began Saturday at 6:40 a.m. in Gatun Lake within the canal. Saavedra surfed toward the east behind a two-foot wave created by a wakeboarding boat.

The video posted below provides just a glimpse of the operation. If what Saavedra accomplished looks easy, imagine yourself standing on a small board for nearly four hours. Then imagine the board moving atop shifting water, and having to maintain proper position in the wave to maintain speed and avoid falling back into flat water and ending the ride.

Said Michael Janela, a Guinness spokesman who certified the records: “Everyone that breaks a record does something incredible but what Gary did was truly amazing. He pushed himself to an unbelievable limit where the only thing that stopped him was his body, not his will.”

story from and video at:  http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/25265/surfer+rides+wave+for+an+astonishing+413+miles+in+panama+canal/

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Gary Saavedra was born on January 9th, 1977 according to http://www.redbullcaribbean.com/cs/Satellite/en_CAR/Profile/Gary-Saavedra—-Deportes-Acu%C3%A1ticos-Perfiles—-Red-Bull-021242795639055

January 9th, 1977

January 9th

1 + 9 +2+0+1+1 = 14 = his personal year (from January 9th, 2011 to January 8th, 2012) = Moderation.

14 year + 3 (March) = 17 = his personal month (from March 9th, 2011 to April 8th, 2011) = Inspiraional.

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