January 17, 2005

Reaper Denied, Just Barely


accident.ap/index.html">A dentist found the source of the toothache Patrick Lawler was complaining about on the roof of his mouth -- a four-inch (10-centimeter) nail the construction worker had unknowingly embedded in his skull six days earlier.

That's just so freakin' incredible! I mean, think about it! That nail gun shot two nails at once! amazing! Must have been a Craftsman. They make good nail guns.

Posted by Ryan at January 17, 2005 12:07 PM

How the hell could someone have a nail embedded in their head without knowing it?

I sure hope that guy never has an accident with a power saw ... "Hey, has anyone seen my arm around here? I had it an hour or so ago... but now it's gone"

Posted by: David Gibbs at January 17, 2005 02:30 PM

I imagine the concussive trauma of the nail going in could cause some confusion.

The report says he doesn't have medical insurance, but I imagine the company that made the nail gun will probably end up picking up the tab.

Posted by: Joshua at January 17, 2005 02:46 PM

It's been driving me crazy for the better part of the day, David. I can't escape the conclusion that, for whatever reason, that guy had the gun in his mouth and accidently pulled the trigger. Extreme embarrassment and shock prevented him from seeking help for six days. The sheer number of impossible circumstances that would have to result for that nail to be so perfectly vertical in that guy's noggin just makes it impossible for me to believe it was so entirely accidental.

But then, I'm incredulous like that.

Posted by: Ryan at January 17, 2005 02:48 PM
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