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Woman Wins Bet after Growing Fingernails for 4 Years

Everyone knows that living with long fingernails is a difficult thing, especially when you need to pick up small or thin items such as coins and cards from your wallet. Typing on your laptop or computer can be a difficult thing if you have long nails.

This is the reason why a lot of people often keep their nails trimmed short.

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But one woman from Russia grew her nails for 4 years that these are now several centimeters long! Whoa.

Elena Shilenkova, 34, from St. Petersburg, Russia, had always loved having long nails. But when a friend bet £2,500 ($3,200) that she couldn’t actually grow her nails longer than 5cm, she readily took it!

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In just 1 year, Shilenkova won the bet and was able to collect her prize! She used the money to save up for a new car.

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Now, she could have stopped then because she had already collected her prize but Shilenkova liked her much longer nails so much that she decided to just keep growing it. For 4 years now, she hadn’t cut her nails at all.

Shilenkova’s 12-cm long fingernails broke the record in Russia, propelling the young lady to fame. She was formally recognized to have the longest fingernails in Russia, making it to the Russian Book of Records 2018.

Elena with her Russian Book of Records 2018 certificate (Collect/PA Real Life)

But having very long nails is quite a difficult thing. While she did make a name for herself, thanks to her long nails, a lot of things that are so simple for most people can become a really challenging thing for Shilenkova.

Things as easy as changing clothes, holding cooking and eating utensils, and brushing her hair require a lot of work for the young woman. Going to the bathroom could also be quite a challenge!

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Growing her nails really long also meant giving up on her favorite activities: swimming and playing tennis!

I love playing tennis but I really can’t run the risk of tripping over and having to break my fall with my hands,” Shilenkova revealed.

I also don’t really go abroad anymore because the only thing I like doing on holiday is swimming in the sea. I can’t swim because the risk of snapping a nail is too high so I don’t go on holiday in case I’m tempted to get in the sea.

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As you might have already guessed, Shilenkova no longer does much chores because aside from possibly breaking her nails in the process, she claimed that taking care of her nails is becoming a ‘full-time’ job.

She’s happy that she gets compliments on her nails but she does get strange looks and side comments at times, with some people even calling her a witch. Ooops.

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Tekla’s Estranged Live-in Partner Asks for Rent Money, Groceries from Tulfo

Michelle Lhor asked for rent money and groceries from Raffy Tulfo!

Their story has angered a lot of netizens these past weeks, but Tekla’s estranged live-in partner drew netizens’ ire anew after asking for rent money, groceries from Raffy Tulfo. A lot of netizens were also angry that Tulfo is siding with the woman and even giving her a lot of help!

Michelle Asks for Money, Groceries

When Michelle Lhor Bana-ag asked help from Raffy Tulfo in Action, everyone was shocked by her accusations against the comedian. But as the story unfolded, many sided with Tekla who appears to be the victim of what netizens believe is a made-up story by his live-in partner because he no longer wants to support her vices.

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In other videos, Tekla and her friends showed the state of the condo that Michelle left – and it’s a complete mess. While Michelle claimed that Tekla made the condo look that way for a vlog, his friends pointed out that you can’t simply add the cockroaches and filth to a place to create that look.

Tekla staunchly denies all of Michelle’s accusations, especially the ones she made on the first episode of their story on Raffy Tulfo in Action. However, Tulfo was able to help the two smooth things out. But that meant Michelle had to live away from Tekla.

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As Tulfo wraps up the interview, however, he asked how Michelle and her child with Tekla are going to live now that they are out of the comedian’s house. Michelle admitted that they don’t have any money.

Eto nga po sana ang pakiusap ko sa inyo sir, kakapalan ko nalang sana yung mukha ko sir. Hihingi sana ako ng tulong kung pwede po sir matulungan niyo kami na mabayaran po yung bahay na tinutuluyan namin dahil magtatalong buwan na pong hindi nababayaran, baka mapaalis napo kami dito,” she said.

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Thus, Tulfo offered to give her money to cover 4 months of rent plus groceries for her and the baby. He pointed out that the food is not for Michelle’s ‘healthy’ sister. However, Michelle added that she also wants food for the 6 children in their care, the sons and daughters of their siblings.

So, Tulfo also promised to provide them with food. And because Michelle said she can’t find work because of her teeth, Tulfo also promised to have that fixed… Watch the video here:

What is the Meaning of Estranged?

Estranged means that the person is no longer someone who holds affection to another person. Such is a term often used for couples, close friends, or family members. For example, estranged husband or estranged daughter.

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Young Vlogger Gains Over 100k Subscribers after Celebrating Just 2 Subscribers

A young vlogger gains over 100k subscribers in one day after celebrating just 2 subscribers! Netizens happily supporting the young girl, despite her not having a lot of videos on her channel.

Young Vlogger Gains 100k+ Subscribers

These days, a lot of people have turned to vlogging to earn money. After all, there really is money in vlogging, with lots of vloggers building mansions and going on trips around the world with their earnings on YouTube and Facebook.

But before you can earn money on these platforms, you must have a lot of subscribers and views on your channel.

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We hear so many celebrities who are celebrating their millions of subscribers but one girl, a newbie vlogger, touched hearts as she celebrated having 2 subscribers on her channel!

Happy 2 subscribers,” wrote Mary Grace Escober as she shared photos of the simple celebration she had to celebrate her YouTube channel. It might not be a monumental feat for many but for Mary Grace, it was something that made her really happy.

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Her innocence and sweet photos touched the hearts of many netizens who quickly shared the story so the young girl can have more subscribers.

While she was only celebrating her 2 subscribers on October 12, the channel had grown so quickly and now has more than 123k subscribers, as of press time. The number is expected to grow as her story has gone viral. So many people are trying to help.

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Having this many subscribers mean that Mary Grace might not need to wait for a long time for her channel to start earning. However, she still has to reach 4,000 watch hours before that happens.

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Requirements for Monetization on YouTube

The following are YouTube’s requirements before a channel can start earning:

  • At least 1,000 subscribers.
  • At least 4,000 hours of watch time within the past 12 months
  • Adherence to the YouTube Partner Program policies, YouTube Terms of Service, YouTube spam policies, and the Community Guidelines
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Photos of Handsome Cops at Checkpoint Go Viral

Handsome cops at a checkpoint go viral after netizens saw their pictures. Many are wishing that these guys can also visit other areas so they can take pictures with these handsome policemen and be inspired. LOL.

Handsome Cops Go Viral

While it is said that it is not a good thing to judge people based on their looks, it is really human nature to do that, anyway. That’s the reason why most actors and actresses all have good looks, no matter in Hollywood or local showbiz screen.

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For many people, the handsome and gorgeous ones should go for jobs like in modeling or being popular stars. Yet there are also a lot of people who do ‘ordinary’ jobs yet also look fantastic, obviously!

Take for examples these young cops in Escalante City, Negros Occidental in central Visayas. The three were identified as Patrolmen Jesus Burgos, BJ Laurel, and Bryan Garcia who are all assigned at the same checkpoint location in the city.

Looking snappy in their uniforms and each holding a tall order of what looks like iced coffee or perhaps milk tea, the three cops actually appear to be models of the brand wearing police costume, rather than being real cops. Cute!

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A number of netizens joked that they wished these guys would be sent to other checkpoints in the Philippines so they can also meet them! Others joked that they would surely ask for an autograph or have their photos taken with these cops.

Wala ng intro intro fan sign fan sign na this hehe snappy salute brave warrior frontline heroes…long live!” one netizen joked.

But some netizens said this is stereotyping and that people should stop sharing these handsome guys’ photos on social media if they can’t also appreciate the frontliners who don’t look handsome. Eeeep. Do you agree?

What’s a Fan Sign?

A fan sign is a sign or message written on a board or piece of paper that you take a picture with. It could be viewed as an upgraded autograph because the star or celebrity actually takes a photo with the sign before sharing it online or sending to the fan.

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