22/01/2012

Hitting The Nail In The Head

man shoots nail into his headYesterday we heard that Paul Daniels had chopped off some of his fingers. "Slight of hand" has never been so apt. But it's not just celebs who use power tools like a drunk Mr Bean.

A man in Chicago accidentally shot a 3.25-inch nail into his head without realising.

What? Surely he must've thought something was wrong when he walked away from the wall and the bookshelf came with him?

34-year-old Dante Autullo was in his workshop when a nail gun recoiled close to his head. He was unaware a nail had been fired into his brain until he began feeling sick the next day and his fiancée convinced him to go to hospital.

He was feeling ill? Well, it's not like he wasn't getting enough iron.

Doctors at Advocate Christ Medical Centre in Oak Lawn, Illinois, successfully removed the nail. His fiancée, Gail Glaenzer, said: "He feels good. He moved all his limbs, he's talking normal, he remembers everything."

He remembers everything? Are you sure he's a bloke? That's not what we're know for. Sounds like brain damage to me.

I don't remember everything, I don't always talk "normal" and I don't often feel good. So he's doing better than I am. Then again, I never shot myself in the brain with a nail gun, so it's swings and roundabouts.

He clearly is no good at DIY. He shot a nail into his head. Tut. He should've drilled a hole, put a rawlplug in and used a screw. If a job is worth doing...

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