Posted on Sunday, 22 January, 2012 | 13 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: US Navy
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."