Woman's record-length fingernails broken in crash/女子世界最長的指甲在車禍中斷裂

Lee Redmond shows off her fingernails in Salt Lake City, Aug. 8, 2006.A Utah woman listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for her long fingernails has lost them in a car crash. Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the accident.

Redmond's nails, which hadn't been cut since 1979, were broken in the crash. According to the Guinness Web site, her nails measured a total of more than 28 feet long in 2008, with the longest nail on her right thumb at 2 feet, 11 inches.

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Don Hutson says Redmond was ejected from an SUV in the crash and taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Redmond has been featured on TV in episodes of "Guinness Book of World Records" and "Ripley's Believe It or Not." (AP)

字詞解析

Guinness Book of World Records – (n.) 金氏世界記錄書。

sustain – (v.) 遭受,蒙受。

non-life-threatening – (adj.) 沒有生命危險的。

eject – (v.) 彈出。

SUV – (n.) sports-utility vehicle,休旅車。

feature (sth1/sb in sth2) – (v.) 在 (sth2) 中展示 (sth1/sb)。

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! (Odditorium) -- (n.) 黎普立信不信由你 (奇人異事錧)。黎普立信不信由你奇人異事錧,是以美國記者、藝術家、探險家、收藏家 Robert Ripley 為名的博物館,專門收集和展示世界奇人異事的資料。黎普立被稱為現代馬可波羅,他一生中總共到過198個國家,旅行的距離足以環繞地球18周;他在1933年芝加哥世界博覽會推出「奇人異事館」,吸引了近 200萬人參觀。現今全球的黎普立信不信由你奇人異事館每年仍吸引數以百萬計的參觀人潮。

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