Man shoots himself in the brain with a nail gun, doesn't realise it

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  1. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    Yes, really! From BBC News - Man shoots nail into brain without noticing

     
  2. turboedguy

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    Damn.
    Lucky guy.
     
  3. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

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    Wow. Glad he's okay. He's lucky it hit where it did and that it didn't do a whole lotta damage.
     
  4. Aernaroth

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    Sounds like a he dodged a bullet on this one, if he appears to have his motor control and mental faculties. Or a nail. And didn't dodge it at all. Whatever, you know what I mean.
     
  5. TFW10

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    The man is lucky to be alive.
     
  6. GFH

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    You hit the nail on the head.
     
  7. mrgalvaprime

    mrgalvaprime #BanTJ

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    Well there are no pain receptors in the brain ut you would have thought he would have felt it pierce his skull

    People have bee known to survive pipes through the brain with minimal brain damage (although some mental changes are noticable)
     
  8. The F.N.G.

    The F.N.G. Well-Known Member

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    Yowzers.
     
  9. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Didn't this happen before? It sounds really familiar.
     
  10. FanimusMaximus

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    It's amazing how people can survive these kind of things.
     
  11. Allsparky

    Allsparky Pour la chevalerie!

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    What? That's kind of hard to believe. I used to be a framer and have seen some nasty nail gun accidents! To not have felt something like that, just seems a little odd...Anyway he's definitely lucky!
     
  12. rxlthunder

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    What a miracle.
     
  13. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Darn it, somebody already made the "hit the nail on the head" joke. :lol 
    It's a great thing that it missed the most important parts of his brain though, truly a miracle.
    I recall a story of how a man shot himself in the head with a nail and didn't realize it was there until years later.
     
  14. bumblebot98

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    Lucky dude, good thing it wasn't the last nail in the coffin........

    Anyone? no, ok.
     
  15. John_Force

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    Well, looks like he dodged a nail.
    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Seriously, he's incredibly lucky he survived.
     
  16. ErbFan28

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    :wink: 
     
  17. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    [BUM]I took a nail gun to the head once![/BUM]

    ...

    No, no I didn't.
     
  18. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    Ouch. At least on the bright side, he's alive.
     
  19. The Dark Seeker

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    Yeah, this makes me think of Phineas Gage. Though this doesn't seem to be as severe as Gage's situation, they'll definitely want to pay close attention to make sure his personality doesn't degrade.
     
  20. GBglide

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    I'm pretty sure it did.
     

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