DIY disasters: Man fires 3-inch nail into own brain, still alive

Dante Autullo, of Orland Park, IL, was constructing a shed when his nail gun misfired. He thought that the nail grazed his skull. After feeling nauseous following a nap, he decided to visit the hospital whereupon he learned the truth of his nearly fatal injury.

( Christ Medical Center & Hope Children’s Hospital / Associated Press ) - This photo provided by Christ Medical Center & Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn,, Ill. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 shows an X-ray of a nail embedded in Dante Autullo’s brain. Autullo unknowingly shot a nail into his skull, and posted a picture of the X-ray on Facebook during his ambulance ride between hospitals for surgery.

( Christ Medical Center & Hope Children’s Hospital / Associated Press ) – This photo provided by Christ Medical Center & Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn,, Ill. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 shows an X-ray of a nail embedded in Dante Autullo’s brain. Autullo unknowingly shot a nail into his skull, and posted a picture of the X-ray on Facebook during his ambulance ride between hospitals for surgery.

My father accidentally shot himself in the wrist when his nail gun misfired. He instinctively pulled the nail out before any swelling began. Emergency personnel and doctors were amazed, as the nail merely pushed aside the bones in his wrist without severing any major blood vessels or nerve tissue. Nail guns are dangerous, kids.

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