You don't have to be flexible, try picking them the next time you get out the bath/shower; they come off in long thin strips, which make excellent tooth picks, or you can wait for them to dry out, and crush them, a-la-thegimp. Or save them up, and then spit them at your wife/girfriend when asked what are you chewing
Ive always bitten mine off.
While lying on the couch at the diabetic foot clinic the other day,having the horrible mess that is my right foot mended,I let this fact drop,when the nurse asked me how I trim them,and she looked at me like Id confessed to marrying my sister,then gave me a 30 minute lecture on the correct way.
It just feels so goooood when I do it though