Some people are constant nail biters, a habit that can
persist well into latter life. This is a damaging process,
that in severe cases leaves the fingers terminating in
rubbery tips devoid of any nails, which are reduced to a
shadow of their former presence half-way down the
are clearly sets of circumstances where nail biting
is almost certain to occur, usually associated with
tension relief. Examples include: scary or action/"cliff
hanging" scenes in films; waiting for some kind of results
to be delivered, etc.
One of the places where nail nibbling occurs most (in my
experience) is at educational course planning meetings.
These are places of singular, loathsome dread. (well they
are at Art colleges by common agreement)
With this in mind, I have devised the Nail Nibbler, and
will be presenting an illustrated version (notebook
scribble) of this proposed apparatus at the end of this
Nail Nibbler is a simple sleave that fits easily over any
chosen finger or thumb. Protruding from its end is a
length of non-toxic nail material on which the persistent
nail-biter can chew with impunity. The experience is
exactly similar to that of 'real' nail-biting, except the
living nail is safely protected from any damage. Once the
Nail Nibbler tip has been reduced in size it can be
extended using the simple slider control, and once this
has been worn down, a refill can be slotted into place.
Nail Nibbler comes in all sizes, colours and nail types.
Deluxe version features tiny led light to illuminate the