Nail

  • NailSnaps: A new app that helps you turn your Instagram photos into nail stickers March 20, 2014

    New York: A new smartphone app that syncs to Instagram, enabling you to browse photos to create art designs which you can wear on your nails, is being developed. The app allows you to take a picture of your favourite skyline, super hero, spirit animal, or pretty much anything you...
  • Mumbai man finds nail in McDonald's fries; doesn't get an apology from the fast food giant January 2, 2014

    A huge semi-rusted nail was the last thing that 32-year-old marketing professional Mihir Bijur was expecting when he ordered fries from McDonald's on December 12, 2013 in Mumbai. But his nightmare did not end there. Not only did a tepid mail from McDonald's made light of the matter, it failed...
  • Turkey's national airline bans female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick, nail polish May 8, 2013

    Turkey's national airline has barred female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish, striking a nerve among secular Turks worried the country is becoming more Islamic. Turkish Airlines, Europe's fourth-biggest carrier, said the ban was aimed at keeping crews "artless and well-groomed with makeup in pastel tones", as a...
  • Nail biting may soon be classified as a mental disorder November 5, 2012

    London: Nail biting, perceived as a mere habit, may soon be classified as a full-fledged obsessive-compulsive disorder, experts say. Millions of people around the world suffer from a self-mutilating and often painful addiction to biting their nails, which can be harder to quit than smoking cigarettes, but is often overlooked...
  • Mumbai: NRI finds a nail in McDonald's burger August 8, 2012

    Mumbai: If this was the fast food joint’s idea of introducing some iron into its junk fare, then it at least managed to rivet the attention of Ruchika Pandey, though not in a favourable way. The 41-year-old NRI discovered a half-inch nail while chomping on a burger at a McDonald’s...
  • Video of Saudi woman confronting police goes viral May 26, 2012

    London: A video of a brave Saudi woman confronting members of the country's religious police after they accused her of breaking strict modesty rules with her freshly painted nails, has gone viral on the internet. The unidentified woman refuses their demands that she leave the mall where she was present and...
  • Will DNA 'nail' Palande, Sood in Babajee case? May 1, 2012

    Mumbai: The Crime Branch is likely to take DNA samples from Karan Kakkar’s murder accused Vijay Palande and Simran Sood, and match it against the DNA received from supermodel Viveka Babajee’s nails. In a parallel incident, cops also salvaged half of Kakkar’s corpse from the Kumbharali Ghat in Ratnagiri. This...
  • Nails used to crucify Jesus Christ discovered? April 12, 2011

    Jerusalem: Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem? And could they have mysteriously disappeared for 20 years, only to turn up by chance in a Tel Aviv laboratory? That is the premise of the new documentary film "The Nails of the...
  • US prez race: Supporters wear their loyalty on fingertips November 1, 2008

    Florida: Lending a helping hand to support their candidate is taking on a whole new meaning for Americans. Some supporters have their finger on the pulse of the campaign with innovative artwork on their fingernails. ...
  • Doctors pull screws, nails from metal-eating man August 25, 2008

    Lima: Doctors in a coastal town in northwestern Peru have rescued the innards of a 38-year-old man by removing 17 metal objects -- among them nails, a watch clasp and a knife that he ate. Luis Zarate was taken to the regional hospital of Trujillo earlier this week by his...
  • Fiona's visa shouldn't be extended: Goa Home Minister March 18, 2008

    New Delhi: In the latest in the Scarlette Keeling murder case, Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik has once again accused Fiona Mackeown, the mother of the dead British girl, of negligence. Naik also questioned Fiona's background and said that she is irresponsible. “I will appeal to the Centre not to extend the...
  • 7-metre fingernails win Guinness place September 29, 2006

    London: Lee Redmond soaks hers in olive oil. Aaron Studham lathers his in hairspray. They both say it's worth it. Redmond, 65, earned an entry in the latest edition of Guinness World Records with the world's longest fingernails that have now reached a resplendent 24 feet seven inches (7.51 metres). Studham, 17,...
  • Artist goes hammer & tong at Da Vinci September 7, 2006

    Tirana (Albania): Albanian artist Saimir Strati has hammered tens of thousands of nails into a wooden board over the past 24 days to create a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci and the world's biggest nail mosaic. "I can officially confirm that we have a new record for the largest nail mosaic...