Diana Armstrong of Minneapolis has World’s Longest Fingernails!

Diana Armstrong of Minneapolis has World’s Longest Fingernails!

Photo: Guinness World Records

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.

“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.

Tom Hubbard

KSTP

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Celebrate the heritage of Grand Portage each August with the National Park Service’s Rendezvous Days and the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Pow-Wow, voted one of the Top 100 U.S. events by the American Bus Association.
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.

Schedule of Events

August 12th, 13th, & 14th, 2022 at the Pow Wow Grounds

Friday, August 12th

10 am: Rendezvous Days Welcome & Arrival – Great Hall at the National Monument (Stone Bridge Singers)

6:30 pm: Old Timers’ Softball Game

7 pm: Pow-wow Warm-ups Royalty Contest

Saturday, August 13th

8 am: Mixed Softball Tournament begins (wooden bats for men, aluminum bats for women) Wooden bats provided.

9 am: Registration for 1 mile & 3 miles Walk-Run (Grand Portage Health Services)

10 am: Flag Raising (Grand Portage Honor Guard)

10:30 am: Walk-Run begins

1 pm: Grand Entry Pow-wow, Honoring of Grand Portage Veterans, Flag Raising

2 pm: Bingo (Fire Hall Garage)

5 pm: Men’s Horseshoe Tournament (Softball Field)

5 pm: Feast (Pow-wow Grounds)

7 pm: Evening Grand Entry

Sunday, August 14th

8 am: Mixed Softball Tournament resumes

8 am: Breakfast (Pow-wow Grounds), Flag Raising (Grand Portage Honor Guard)

1 pm: Grand Entry

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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!

Art Gallery

5727 Grand Aveue

Duluth, MN 55807

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Pictured … NE MPLS cake batter + key lime twist, Graham crackers, Cheesecake, Coconut, Caramel!

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About

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.

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NE Minneapolis / Stillwater, MN

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