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Old 05-12-2016, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
In fact, I think that was the point of the exercise: By growing such long nails, he's proving that he has people to do things for him. It's a status symbol.

And while tools didn't drive the evolution of fingernails, it's possible that our pre-existing fingernails were one of the traits that enabled us to become the premier tool-users on the planet.
Actually, I read somewhere that being in the Guinness is a very popular hobby in India. Maybe status plays into it as well.

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