A Minneapolis woman has gotten her hands on a world record.
KSTP: According to Guinness World Records, Diana Armstrong has received the titles for “longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female)” and “longest fingernails on a pair of hands ever (female)”.
Guinness measured Diana’s fingernails and found they have a combined length of 42 feet and 10.4 inches, beating the previous record by more than 18 feet.
The title was officially verified by Minnesota-based Guinness World Records adjudicator Mike Marcotte on March 13th.
According to a release, it can take up to 20 bottles of nail polish to paint Diana’s nails.
“I’ve always had long nails, but not to this extent. Even when I was little, I always had longer fingernails,” Diana said. “My mom always grew her nails, so I always had nails like my mom.”
Diana also bonded with her daughters over manicures. Sadly, her daughter Latisha passed away at 16-years-old in 1997 due to an asthma attack. Since she spent time polishing Diana’s nails the day before, Diana couldn’t bear to cut them.
“[My kids] never knew why I was growing them. I didn’t tell anybody. I kept it to myself until I finally told [my kids] why I was growing them. And they were like ‘Why didn’t you tell us?’ because everyone was getting embarrassed about what people were saying. It made them feel bad, so I felt bad, so I just told them: ‘Y’all can tell me to cut my nails but I just can’t do it.’”
Diana will be featured alongside other world records when the 2023 edition of the Guinness World Records book, available Sept. 15.
The annual Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow-wow, sponsored by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe), is an American Indian cultural gathering focused on dance, song and family celebration. The Pow-wow includes traditional foods, music, and craft stands along with other events in the community. Over 350 dancers participated in 2019’s Grand Portage Pow Wow. Mid-day Grand Entry Saturday and Sunday are particularly inspirational and colorful as U.S. and Canadian flags are raised to honor military veterans from Grand Portage. Staff bearers lead dancers, dressed in traditional regalia, into the Pow Wow ring. Through the Pow Wow, all people have the chance to experience Native American culture in a wonderful way.
There is nothing better than summer in Duluth so we just have to celebrate in Bailey Builds Style. Join us on Saturday, August 13th from 10am – 3pm for the perfect Duluth day filled with a local vendor market, food, a free activity for the kiddos, and more!
Fifteen plus local vendors, including two food vendors, will be set up with unique and handmade goods such as jewelry, pottery, body care products, desserts, and more from local artisans like the members from Lake Superior Ceramics Guild, Atelier & Stone, Hippie Houseplants, Lupine Flower Truck, MN Nice Dog Company, Mae’s Little Shop of Macrame, The Cozy Hen Cheesecakes and so much more.
Vendor row will be located across from Bailey Builds and Friends storefront on 58th Ave W, which will be partially closed to traffic. We will also have a wide selection of handmade goods inside of our store along with Anna Bailey artwork.
Meet The Baileys
We are Anna and Nathanael Bailey, wood artists and entrepreneurs. We are so thankful to be doing what we love everyday, bringing along our two awesome shopdogs to work with us. Oakley, our 6 year old Aussiedoodle and Albert, our 2 year old Newfie keep the shop morale fun and exciting!
Nearly 50,000 seats filled annually, over 1,000 artists, dozens of works, hundreds of performances at over a dozen venues and spanning almost 20 genres. With those numbers, it seems pretty obvious that Minnesota’s annual Fringe Festival is the largest performing arts festival in the Midwest.
Find modern twists on classic tales, politically driven story lines, crying-tears-of-laughter comedic productions, and surprisingly relatable narratives. With performances for all ages, the Minnesota Fringe Festival is a unique and spirited celebration of diversity, artistic expression and voice that connects adventurous artists with adventurous audiences on both a local and national level.
The Fringe Festival is produced byMinnesota Fringe, a publicly supported nonprofit that supports and connects communities through bold risks and new ideas.
L’Heure de Minuit (2015), Photo by Jeff D. Larson
The Avengers (2015), Photo by Jeff D. Larson
How It Works
Fringe Festival performances will take place at different theaters within two different geographical hubs, Uptown and Cedar-Riverside.
A Fringe button is your entry to the Minnesota Fringe Festival (and more*). Your one-time $5 button purchase is your Festival entry fee – wear your button proudly everywhere you go to make seeing shows easier. Fringe buttons can be purchased in person at Preview Shows on July 18, 25, and August 3. Buttons are also available at all Box Offices during the Festival. Learn more about purchasing a buttons and tickets.
You’ll need your button and a ticket – and your vaxx card! – to see a show.
2022 Shows Descriptions of the different shows can be found here. Visit the schedule page for shows by date and time.
Fringe Central The official post-show hangout destination throughout the festival, hosted by The Red Sea restaurant. Each night will feature an array of talent through cabaret, comedy, and contests. All events are free admission and open to the public. You can see the full schedule of events and details here. Line-up will include:
DJ Solo: The Red Sea’s favorite Ethiopian DJ will provide house music and lead a dance party for attendees the first Saturday of the month.
Blackout Improv: The all-Black improv troupe based in Minneapolis are former Fringe Festival favorites guaranteed to provide a mix of comedy, touching on social justice and arts access.
Ali Sultan Presents: Nationally recognized Yemini stand-up comedian, writer, and podcast host of “Stories with My Muslim Mom.”
Touring Artist Cabaret Showcase
Fringe Trivia and Games Night
Local Artist Cabaret Showcases
Volunteer Appreciation / Karaoke Night
Closing Night Party / Minnesota Fringe Festival Golden Lanyard Awards
Minnesota Nice Cream was launched by Katie Romanski in March 2016. Inspired by her memories of cold soft serve on hot Mid-Western summer days, Romanski sought to provide customers a nostalgic dessert experience with a twist. Along with the help of the sweetest little truck in town, Romanski has traveled the Midwest sharing her delicious masterpieces. Minnesota Nice Cream has been a featured truck at Rock the Garden (2016), Eaux Claires Music Festival (2016, 2017, 2018), and a staple at breweries and block parties throughout Minnesota. Minnesota Nice Cream was proud to be named one of the Top 5 Food Trucks in Minneapolis – St. Paul by City Pages in 2017, and featured in The Star Tribune, WCCO, and Buzzfeed.