Contact Us

Lafayette Man Has Kept All of His Fingernail and Toenail Clippings Since 1978 [VIDEO]

Getty Images / Linda Donly-Reid

What do you do with your fingernail and toenail clippings?  Do you keep them in a jar?  Of course you don’t — that’s crazy talk, isn’t it?  Well, not if you’re 58-year-old Richard Gibson of Lafayette. For him, that’s just a regular ol’ Tuesday afternoon.

Gibson is being featured in the latest book from Ripley’s Believe it or Not! for having kept every one of his toenails and fingernails since February 1978. That’s 36 years, for those of you reaching for a calculator. I’m only 34, for perspective — he’s got body trash in a jar that’s older than I am.

Gibson … was clipping his toenails when he decided to put the clippings into the manicure box instead of the trash can.

“I started doing it again and again and then decided to see how long it would take to fill the box,” he said proudly.

It took only two years to fill the box, but by then he was hooked, and moved his collection to the glass jar he currently uses. — Huffington Post

He has no idea how many clippings are in the jar, by the way. He said his ex-wife used to hide the jar when people came over. You get the feeling that maybe ol’ Richard is just keeping them to spite her?

Wanna See What 36-Year-Old Toenail Clippings Look Like?

Best of KTDY

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KTDY Winners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KTDY Winners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.