Yeah, I saw a documentary on the guy who held it last and his fingernails at the base were nearly the size of his fingers and they were huge, brown and nasty. They looked more like cables than nails. He had to turn over in bed every 30 minutes or he would lose circulation to his hands.
He said that the nails would have to be cut with a hacksaw, but the procedure would be too painful to get them removed. It was hideous. WAY worse than this.