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17 Times Finger And Toe Nails Went Really, Really Far

Do NOT read on lunch.

1. These actual finger nails that were stuck in this kid's gums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te9q7N6qmbI
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Sara Guidry uploaded two videos to YouTube of her tweezing out finger nail bits from her son Kale's gums. In the description box of the video, Guidry writes that Kale has always kept the family on their toes. "Looking in Kale's mouth I see something white in his gums. I get a tweezer and pull it. It looked like a finger nail," she writes. "I continued to pull 4 more out. I then search his mouth and find another area. I pulled around 27 out of the second spot. YES 27!" Guidry and the dentist "figured out that Kale bites his nails and plays with them in his mouth. He pushes them up towards his pallet. The nail penetrates the skin and goes into a pocket between the baby teeth and permanent teeth."

2. This succulent nail art that you kinda don't wanna look at, but you kinda do.

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3. These real finger nails that were the longest in the world EVER!

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4. These fingers that contracted herpes.

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Kristina Preston got the virus in 1998 when she went to a local nail salon in Aurora, Colorado, according to ABC News. When she left the salon, her thumb cuticles "were burning and wouldn't stop," and two days laters, blisters started forming and had spread to all 10 fingers. Two doctors reports confirmed that the infection was herpes. In addition, Preston suffered "upper respiratory sicknesses, pneumonia, bronchitis, strep, ear infections, and was constantly fatigued." She won a jury award of $3.1 million against the salon.

*The photo above is an image of herpetic fingers (the medical term is herpetic whitlow) from the CDC.

5. And this literal, actual weed nail art that we could get into on the right day.

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6. How 'bout these exceptionally long toe nails, tho?!

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7. These fungal infected feet after a spa pedicure.

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Paulita Ruiz told Fargo's local Valley News Live that the infection started as "...a small little dot in between your feet, almost like a rash then it started growing and spreading." Her doctor diagnosed her with a fungal infection and suspected that it came from her pedicure appointment. "My advice to people; go in as soon as you see anything on your feet or anywhere for that matter," Ruiz advised.

8. These bubble nails that make us wonder how in the world one could possibly text.

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9. And this pedicure that landed the client in the hospital.

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Stacey Wilson of Benton, Arkansas went to a local nail salon for a pedicure one Saturday when an employee "cut the side of Wilson's foot and beneath her pinky toe" with a pumice stone, according to Self. The next day, her ankle was "painful and red...and by Tuesday she couldn't put any weight on it to stand, the redness was spreading up to her knee, and she had a fever of 102 degrees." Emergency room doctors informed Wilson that she had cellulitis, and she had to spend four days in the hospital. According to Mayo Clinic, "Cellulitis occurs when bacteria, most commonly streptococcus and staphylococcus, enter through a crack or break in your skin."

10. These record-breaking nails so long that they curl.

Guiness World Records / Via youtube.com

In gif form, for emphasis.

Guiness World Records / Via youtube.com

12. This other one, but with a seahorse.

@deadlynails / Via instagram.com

13. This woman's amputated toe after a nail salon cut her feet with scissors.

Sonia Algara of Santa Clarita, CA went into Dynasty Nails for a pedicure when an employee used a pair of scissors to cut in between her fourth and fifth toes on her left foot, according to CBS Los Angeles. Algara sued the salon, as "The incision caused severe pain and infection and eventually led to the pinky toe needing to be amputated," according to the lawsuit. Algara said the procedure has affected her balance, and she can no longer wear certain shoes or walk up stairs.
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Sonia Algara of Santa Clarita, CA went into Dynasty Nails for a pedicure when an employee used a pair of scissors to cut in between her fourth and fifth toes on her left foot, according to CBS Los Angeles. Algara sued the salon, as "The incision caused severe pain and infection and eventually led to the pinky toe needing to be amputated," according to the lawsuit. Algara said the procedure has affected her balance, and she can no longer wear certain shoes or walk up stairs.

14. These furry nails that didn't make it far past the runways.

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15. These Guiness-worthy nails that had been growing for 18 years.

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16. These vampy stiletto nails that look like actual real blood.

@clawedbybennie / Via instagram.com

17. And this nail art, made with real mouse and vole bones. #crueltyfree

@asabree / Via instagram.com

And now we're gonna go lie down.

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