A woman from Las Vegas has entered the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest nails

Chris "The Dutchess" Walton, a 45-year-old singer in Las Vegas, has nearly 20 feet of nails on both hands, with the nail on her ring finger being the length of the average human arm and another being the height of a New York City fire hydrant.

"It's kind of like a body part that I was born with, now I don't know what I would do without them," the New York Daily News quoted her as saying.

"I'm pretty sure one day I will cut them, but I can't see it in my head because I'm so used to having them.

"It's like a leg, I wouldn't just chop it off so it's gonna take some thinking," she added.