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Titleholder of longest with bullet in head dies
Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2012

Posted on 04/26/2012 5:56:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) -- The man who holds the Guinness World Record for living the longest with a bullet in his head has died in Central California at age 103.

The Modesto Bee reports ( http://bit.ly/JHXmXv ) that William Lawlis Pace died in his sleep at a Turlock nursing home Monday - 94 years and six months after his older brother accidentally shot him with their father's .22-caliber rifle in 1917.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: california; williamlawlispace

1 posted on 04/26/2012 5:56:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will they ever have a world record for the oldest individual who takes an arrow to the knee?


2 posted on 04/26/2012 5:59:48 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Added to the Brady foundation's count of children killed by firearms in 3, 2, 1.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/26/2012 5:59:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...died in Central California at age 103.”

— —

Cut down by a bullet in the prime of his life.....


4 posted on 04/26/2012 6:01:52 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Damn guns. They’ve taken another life.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 6:02:38 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are we going to name a ship after him?


6 posted on 04/26/2012 6:05:49 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What a headline: Titleholder of longest with bullet in head dies
7 posted on 04/26/2012 6:10:42 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I was an adventurer, but then I took an arrow in the knee.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 6:12:47 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll bet his brother is sorry now.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 6:17:19 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll bet his brother is sorry now.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 6:17:19 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Will they ever have a world record for the oldest individual who takes a 7.62 to the hip?


11 posted on 04/26/2012 6:17:40 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (heavy hip??! Who knew?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The scourge of lead poisoning cuts down another before his prime.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 6:19:47 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So will the older brother now be charged with murder?


13 posted on 04/26/2012 6:22:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He might have been 103, but what was the REAL cause of death?? hummm??


14 posted on 04/26/2012 6:28:04 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Waiting for comment about effectiveness of larger calibers...
3..2..1...


15 posted on 04/26/2012 6:28:25 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow! 103 years old!

What’d he die of?

Answer: A 90 year old gun shot wound.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 6:29:49 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They couldn’t pull a musket ball out him in the last 50 years?


17 posted on 04/26/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s a Great Life If You Don’t Weaken....

Or so a friend who was recently called home to God use to say.

She was 101 and 5 months so I guess she had it coming.

She lived well and went well.

Luv you and miss you Stella Beer. xoxoxox


18 posted on 04/26/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“I lost all my guns in a boating accident.”

- There. I got that one out of the way too.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He had such a promising future too. Oh well.....


20 posted on 04/26/2012 6:34:29 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Tenacious 1
“I lost all my guns in a boating accident.”

- There. I got that one out of the way too.

Ahhhh... we're both feeling relieved.

21 posted on 04/26/2012 6:38:11 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Have they interviewed his older brother yet? Has the DAs office contacted him?


22 posted on 04/26/2012 6:38:27 PM PDT by BipolarBob ("Oh no, I'm not sick, well I'm not physically sick anyway. Mentally I'm sick beyond any doctor's abi)
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To: dfwgator

His attorney should be able to plea bargain it down to involuntary manslaughter. As long as there aren’t any witnesses who can testify otherwise.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 6:51:41 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, since the death occurred in California I suppose the state will now bring a manslaughter charge against the brother...


24 posted on 04/26/2012 6:53:23 PM PDT by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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To: umgud

The lead in that bullet shortened his life by hours.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 6:54:23 PM PDT by omega4179 (#OBAMAATEDOG)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Added to the Brady foundation's count of children killed by firearms in 3, 2, 1.

Brady needs that like he needs a hole in the head.

26 posted on 04/26/2012 7:05:43 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle
LOL! I just sprayed beer through my nose onto one of the catz.

Saved the keyboard.

/johnny

27 posted on 04/26/2012 7:10:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about ‘wicked topspin ping pong ball to upper pectoral area’ survivor? Is that a category?

If so then I’m walking wounded since 1987 and demand recognition.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 7:16:22 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY. Obviously, we’ve lost a man of high caliber.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 7:17:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Here is another keyboard hoser JR. From the article: Pace learned in 2006 that he had been crowned the world record holder in the category of, (hang on),.... UNWANTED CRANIAL AMMUNITION AQUISITION”.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 7:28:20 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: bobby.223
Is there a category for WANTED CRANIAL AMMUNITION AQUISITION?
31 posted on 04/26/2012 7:43:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Such a shame. They were about to make a movie about his life. They had cast him as the lead.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 7:43:37 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here's his head shot.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 7:45:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Maybe for Holders people....they seem to think holes in their bods by lead injection is some sort of status symbol in the ‘hood!! (As in: “6? you be got juz 6 hoes in ‘yo azz? Sheeee$$t, Eyze be havin’ only jive 6 by 7th grade when I dropped out. Eyze be ups to fohteen naw dog”).


34 posted on 04/26/2012 7:56:00 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Unwanted cranial ammunition acquisition” was what his record is actually for! ha!


35 posted on 04/26/2012 8:25:33 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Unwanted cranial ammunition acquisition” was what his record is actually for! ha!


36 posted on 04/26/2012 8:25:57 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: smokingfrog

There is a guy in my town that shot himself in the head attempting to commit suicide as a young guy, age about 25. He’s 60 now, has one eye, has overcome whatever made him want to die and is a nice person. I think he’s still got some of his acquired cranial ammunition, but haven’t heard about any records!


37 posted on 04/26/2012 8:38:27 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Those long dead doctors can be proud of making a good choice so many years ago.


38 posted on 04/26/2012 9:14:23 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: smokingfrog

CAREFUL! You could put an eye out with that!


39 posted on 04/26/2012 9:36:13 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A rather dubious claim to fame.


40 posted on 04/27/2012 3:14:56 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: CrazyIvan
Are we going to name a ship after him?

You mean the "MILQUEMILKTOAST" doesn't tickle your fancy???

41 posted on 04/27/2012 3:23:19 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: BerryDingle
Brady needs that like he needs a hole in the head.

You can say that again. Lol.

He's got two holes too many already. And they can't stop one of the holes from making noise about the other.

42 posted on 04/27/2012 5:18:13 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Spike Lee just tweeted the older brother’s address.


43 posted on 04/27/2012 5:28:03 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: bobby.223

A few years ago, I had to take my daughter to the emergency room following a cartwheel fail in her bedroom. We were in the curtained area during the waiting period next to a GSW (gun shot wound).

Based on what I could here from his cell phone calls (several), he’d been shot in the hand and was anxious to tell all his friends. He wouldn’t explain to the doctors or the detectives what happened. The detectives were pretty frustrated that he didn’t know 1) Who shot him 2) Where it happened 3) Whose gun it was 4) Where the gun is now 5) How many shots were fired 6) If anyone else was shot.....

I actually thought about telling the officers to check his cell phone as he had been pretty candid with his friends about what happened. He was pretty doped up on pain killers administered at the hospital and his speech was slurred (so I presumed). I couldn’t make out the name of the person that shot him during the phone call or the reason. But it goes to show you, some young punks do think surviving a GSW is a badge of honor.


44 posted on 04/27/2012 5:28:43 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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