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Man has a nail removed from his brain


Posted on Sunday, 22 January, 2012 | Comment icon 13 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A man who was building a shed fired a nail in to his head and didn't even realise it was there.

Dante Autullo thought he'd simply cut himself with a nailgun until he felt ill the next day prompting him to visit a hospital. When the x-ray results came back Dante couldn't believe what he was seeing - "when they brought in the picture, I said to the doctor, 'Is this a joke?'" The x-ray showed that he had a large nail embedded in the middle of his brain within a few millimetres of the part that controls motor function, he hadn't felt it because there are no pain-sensitive nerves inside the brain itself.

"Dante Autullo thought his doctors were joking, and that he had merely cut himself with a nail gun while building a shed."

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Comment icon #4 Posted by jbefumo on 22 January, 2012, 15:31
He didn't even notice the difference? Obviously a Republican.
Comment icon #5 Posted by and then on 22 January, 2012, 15:49
He didn't even notice the difference? Obviously a Republican. Possibly, but definitely a distracted carpenter with a power saw...bad combination.
Comment icon #6 Posted by behaviour??? on 22 January, 2012, 16:02
Hmm, the pic in the main page shows a snake subjected to surgeory? LOL Poor man, but its strange that it wasnt noticed
Comment icon #7 Posted by spud the mackem on 22 January, 2012, 16:37
Not noticed,I guess he is what you would call a "numbskull",but the article doesnt say that it was removed,as long as he doesnt turn rusty eh !..
Comment icon #8 Posted by NikkiAidyn on 22 January, 2012, 17:15
Ow. Why do I keep hearing about this? lol some people are thick-headed.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Robert1 on 23 January, 2012, 7:18
Talk about lucky. I'm surprised the man is still alive.
Comment icon #10 Posted by highdesert50 on 23 January, 2012, 16:57
Befits a rereading the famous case of Phineas Gage, the railroad worker who had a tamping rod blasted completely though his brain. As I recall, he recovered with some vision loss and lived a fairly normal life for another dozen or so years.
Comment icon #11 Posted by devilmaycare on 24 January, 2012, 5:20
He hit the nail on the head.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Cherry- on 1 February, 2012, 16:12
omg.. scary
Comment icon #13 Posted by Fluffybunny on 1 February, 2012, 18:58
Befits a rereading the famous case of Phineas Gage, the railroad worker who had a tamping rod blasted completely though his brain. As I recall, he recovered with some vision loss and lived a fairly normal life for another dozen or so years. Yeah, Gage was the center of many studies for the personality change that he underwent. If I recall correctly, the frontal lobe of his brain was taken out with the tamping rod he was using to tamp down explosives into a hole in the ground( a ~6 foot long steel rod...or a 2 meter rod if you swing that way) and the explosive went off and shot the rod up throu... [More]


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