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The 2013 Nail Olympics Bring Out Some Pretty Scary Manicures (PHOTOS)

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In today's "the more you know" news, we were tipped off (ha!) by our friends at HuffPost Weird News that a major manicure competition was going down in Rome. Manicurists from all over the world descended upon the Eternal City to go talon-to-talon in the Nail Olympics.

The two-day nail art competition (which started in Las Vegas back in 2001) brings out some of the most shocking designs we've seen since Flo-Jo. From dip-dyed, icicle-shaped fingernails to pirate-inspired 3D nail art complete with treasure, there are no limits for the technicians behind these creations.

An international panel consisting of eight judges will decide which competitors nailed it in seven different categories. And we say, good luck, because the competition is pretty sharp!

Click through our slideshow below for the most stunning, yet scary manicures from the Nail Olympics in Rome. And tell us in the comments section which manicure design you think deserves top honors.

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