Okay, first texted question: "If someone's fingernails grow long enough, do nerves grow into their nails so it would hurt to cut them?" This is one of my pressing questions in life. I also sent this question to the formerly magical ChaCha, just to see how they compare.
While I wait for my answer, here's the deets on how to start harassing your favorite PDX librarian, via their press blitz:
"Text the word 'multcolib' and your question to 66746. We usually answer within 10 minutes. There is no charge to text a librarian, other than your normal text message rate. Give it a try. We ♥ questions! Send your question to the library via text message. We collaborate with other libraries to welcome your questions on any topic, 24 hours a day."
More info here. Librarian answer after the jump.
From library about 30 minutes later (woo, I must've stumped them!):
"Hello! No apparently, the nerve bed ends before the fingernail. http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/index.html Fingernails are made of keratin—dead cells." Huh, looks like Rosy the commenter was right from my Blogtown post.
The response from the dead husk that is ChaCha: They told me to go online.