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Massive Prick Hopes To Set World Record

Human pin cushion Matthew Menczyk has 4,745 needles stuck into his body

Talk about waiting on pins and needles.

A human pin cushion in Calgary, Alberta, recently attempted to break a world record by having 4,745 needles stuck into his body, according to Newsivity.com.

Now Matthew Menczyk has to wait up to three months to see if the record attempt sticks.

Menczyk, 27, made the record attempt on Dec. 22 with the help of body modification expert Russ Foxx, 32.

The goal? To break the Guinness World Record for "Most Surgical Needle Piercings In One Session." 

The duo already holds a record. Last December. Foxx pricked Menczyk with 4,550 needles in eight hours and 12 minutes.

This time, Foxx spent 9 hours and 13 minutes pricking Menczyk before the final needle was embedded.

 

Foxx said they tried to build on last year's experience it in order to surpass it.

"Last year when we made it to 4,550 he was coming close to shock, so that's why we stopped," Foxx told the Canadian Broadcast Company before the event. "This year he's had a lot of time to prepare himself mentally and physically so we should be able to pass that."

Part of Menczyk's preparation included taking lots of long cold showers, according to Newsivity.com.

The piercing record attempt wasn't just about getting ink. Menczyk and Foxx were trying to raise money and awareness for Inn From The Cold, a charity that helps homeless Canadians.

A Guinness representative said the organization has received an application for the new record attempt, but it may take up to 12 weeks before it's verified.

 

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