Saturday 16 December 2017

Peg Man attaches new record to name

Kelvin Mercado, also known as Peg Man, breaks the record of how many pegs one person can put on their face at the launch of Ripley's Believe It Or Not 2014 annual
Kelvin Mercado, also known as Peg Man, breaks the record of how many pegs one person can put on their face at the launch of Ripley's Believe It Or Not 2014 annual
The self-styled Peg Man attached the pegs to his face himself as part of the feat
Mr Mercado said he was 'curious' about how many pegs he could get on his face

A man suitably nicknamed the Peg Man has broken the record for the number of pegs he can attach to his face.

Kelvin Mercado, 36, pinned on 163 pegs to his cheeks, eyebrows and nose as part of the Ripley's Believe It Or Not annual challenge - two more than his own previous record.

As part of the event, he was joined by Mathew Whelan, who has 80% of his body covered in tattoos.

Mr Whelan, who is a volunteer for the Liberal Democrats, has legally changed his name to King of Ink Land King Body Art the extreme ink-ite.

Press Association

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