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Man gets nailed
yahoo.com ^ | 12/10/04 | imaverygooddriver

Posted on 12/10/2004 2:39:38 PM PST by Imaverygooddriver

 


This X-ray picture shows a 5-centimeter nail stuck in an unidentified South Korean patient's skull Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004. According to a Seoul hospital, doctors found the nail after the man came to the hospital, complaining about a severe headache. They speculate that the nail stuck in the man's head four years ago in an accident but the man didn't know about it. The nail was removed in a surgery last Saturday. (AP Photo/Yonhap).

 

 


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They sure it isn`t Michael Moore?
1 posted on 12/10/2004 2:39:40 PM PST by Imaverygooddriver
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To: Imaverygooddriver

How could he not know?? The damn this is nowhere near his hair line! "Say, what`s that silver thing sticking out of my forehead?"


2 posted on 12/10/2004 2:41:08 PM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: martin_fierro; Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim; Shryke; TheBigB

You guys HATE when this happens!


3 posted on 12/10/2004 2:41:10 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: Imaverygooddriver

The guy had no recollection of having a nail driven into his head. Jimmy Kimmel said that the nail must have damaged that part of the brain that is responsible for remembering whether someone has driven a nail into your head.


4 posted on 12/10/2004 2:41:32 PM PST by Koblenz (Holland: a very tolerant country. Until someone shoots you on a public street in broad daylight...)
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To: Imaverygooddriver

How the hell didn't he see it??


5 posted on 12/10/2004 2:42:14 PM PST by RockinRight (Liberals are OK with racism and sexism, as long as it is aimed at a Republican.)
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To: Imaverygooddriver
They speculate that the nail stuck in the man's head four years ago in an accident but the man didn't know about it

WTH?

How could he NOT know that he has a nail in his head?

6 posted on 12/10/2004 2:42:24 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("My only regret in life is that none of my children are gay." - Sharon Osborne)
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To: Imaverygooddriver

so.. I'm curious.. does the nail get removed or do you just leave the it there? i.e. is removing it too dangerous. Any medical types know?


7 posted on 12/10/2004 2:43:11 PM PST by byset
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To: Imaverygooddriver

This is exactly why I'm afraid to have my head examined!


8 posted on 12/10/2004 2:43:39 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: Koblenz

I suspect alcohol may have been a factor in his memory lapse. It's just a hunch.


9 posted on 12/10/2004 2:44:03 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Imaverygooddriver; Darksheare; Doomonyou; Pyro7480

UNNNGH.. Posts 930 ff

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1235991/posts?q=1&&page=901


10 posted on 12/10/2004 2:44:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Maybe the mirror he uses every morning to shave only comes up to his eyes.


11 posted on 12/10/2004 2:44:27 PM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: Imaverygooddriver

I hope they sterilized the pry bar before yanking that thing out.


12 posted on 12/10/2004 2:45:04 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: Michael.SF.

How could he NOT know that he has a nail in his head?


Perhaps the whack with hammer had something to do with it?


13 posted on 12/10/2004 2:45:08 PM PST by OB1kNOb (When (not if) Christianity is outlawed, will they have enough evidence to convict you?)
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To: Imaverygooddriver
How could he not know?? The damn this is nowhere near his hair line! "Say, what`s that silver thing sticking out of my forehead?"

It might have been under the skin. Remember, the skin extends further than the skull in an x-ray; soft tissue doesn't show up.

14 posted on 12/10/2004 2:45:13 PM PST by kevkrom (If people are free to do as they wish, they are almost certain not to do as Utopian planners wish)
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To: Michael.SF.
WTH?

How could he NOT know that he has a nail in his head?

maybe the nail damaged the part of the brain that is responsible for discerning whether there is a nail stuck in your forehead.

15 posted on 12/10/2004 2:45:21 PM PST by byset
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To: Imaverygooddriver
Say, what`s that silver thing sticking out of my forehead?"

Look closely its countersunk. :)

16 posted on 12/10/2004 2:46:53 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon
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To: Imaverygooddriver
Here is the craw hammer the surgeon used:

not, craw, CRAW!!

17 posted on 12/10/2004 2:48:08 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("My only regret in life is that none of my children are gay." - Sharon Osborne)
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To: Imaverygooddriver

This guy's got three rows of teeth, no wonder he couldn't feel it.


18 posted on 12/10/2004 2:48:40 PM PST by lotusblos
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To: Michael.SF.

the nail goes in and imbeds against the bone under the skin. the spot looks nasty but you cant see the nail. it hurts so he doesnt pick at it much. it heals over. ?


19 posted on 12/10/2004 2:48:42 PM PST by cannon fodder
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To: Imaverygooddriver

This whole thing could have been avoided if he'd simply learn to stay away from X-ray machines.


20 posted on 12/10/2004 2:50:20 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Michael.SF.
How could he NOT know that he has a nail in his head?

How could Michael Moore not know he is making life worse for people living under radical Islam? How could Bill Clinton not know he was defiling the office of the Presedent? Sometimes the only explanation is sheer utter stupidity.

21 posted on 12/10/2004 2:50:44 PM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: cannon fodder
the nail goes in

You make it sound so easy, as if it happens all the time. ;)

22 posted on 12/10/2004 2:51:46 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("My only regret in life is that none of my children are gay." - Sharon Osborne)
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To: byset
Here's everything you need -- right here:


23 posted on 12/10/2004 2:52:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: Michael.SF.
How could he NOT know that he has a nail in his head?

He vaguely recalls going into a bar and ordering a rusty nail and remembering that the drink had one HELL of a kick.

24 posted on 12/10/2004 2:53:45 PM PST by dirtboy (Tagline temporarily out of commission due to excessive intake of gin-soaked raisins)
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To: Imaverygooddriver
How could he not know??

I can tell you from experience. Several years ago a kid shot me in the top of the head with a high powered BB gun.

I was in my backyard bending over to pick soemthing up and the little bastard shot me!! You can imagine my anger. I bled for a while but didn't think anything more until I started getting sick. I was having choking like symptoms, couldn't swallow, just weird stuff for about six months. Then one day I was scratching my head and felt a bump, you guessed it, the BB. I removed it and the sickness ended.

So...to answer your question, you don't ALWAYS know.


25 posted on 12/10/2004 2:53:51 PM PST by unixfox (Close the borders, problems solved!)
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To: Imaverygooddriver

What I`d like to know is how the nail got in his head in the first place! I mean was he taking a nap and someone decided to hammer it into his head? "Ouch! Why are you hammering my head? You woke me up!"


26 posted on 12/10/2004 2:53:57 PM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: Imaverygooddriver
That must've been one heck of a binge four years ago.

Cheap booze, an expense account, and a nail gun. Recipe for a funny news item 4 years later. (Funny to everyone else in the world except the nailee, that is.)

27 posted on 12/10/2004 2:53:57 PM PST by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has never led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: kevkrom

Had to have been caused by a nail gun; they do set the head in pine and I would imagine in skin as well.


28 posted on 12/10/2004 2:54:14 PM PST by Old Professer (The accidental trumps the purposeful in every endeavor attended by the incompetent.)
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To: Billthedrill
This whole thing could have been avoided if he'd simply learn to stay away from X-ray machines.

It must have been a real hoot when they put him into the MRI and turned the switch.

29 posted on 12/10/2004 2:54:49 PM PST by dirtboy (Tagline temporarily out of commission due to excessive intake of gin-soaked raisins)
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To: unixfox

I hope you did a "Bud White" on him...Slammed his head into a toilet bowl then hung his ass outside the window of a high-rise.


30 posted on 12/10/2004 2:55:44 PM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: Michael.SF.
The brain itself does not feel pain and the frontal lobe is not critical to functioning. Probably under the skin and when it happened he just thought it was a small wound. It healed over and the rest is history.

My son got shot with a BB gun in his upper lip when he was about 7 or 8 yrs old. I felt the wound carefully and could feel nothing there. Assumed it had bounced off. Didn't realize it was still there until it worked its way back to the inside of his lip some 5 years later. Had to operate to remove it.

31 posted on 12/10/2004 2:57:18 PM PST by WVNan (.)
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To: unixfox

Ha...we were typing the same story at the same time.


32 posted on 12/10/2004 2:58:24 PM PST by WVNan (.)
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To: BenLurkin
Most men would rather get screwed...


33 posted on 12/10/2004 3:05:03 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Oh yeah - and F the french too!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

AH!

I will update the Unnngh.. thread posthaste . . .


34 posted on 12/10/2004 3:09:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: WVNan
The brain itself does not feel pain and the frontal lobe is not critical to functioning.

But the poor chap had a severe headache. Slightly delayed though.
35 posted on 12/10/2004 3:10:09 PM PST by Tealc (Mail me if you want on or off my Jaffa, Kree! ping list)
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To: dirtboy
It must have been a real hoot when they put him into the MRI and turned the switch.

Yikes!

36 posted on 12/10/2004 3:11:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

How the average Kerry supporter felt on November 3rd.

37 posted on 12/10/2004 3:13:09 PM PST by dirtboy (Tagline temporarily out of commission due to excessive intake of gin-soaked raisins)
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To: dirtboy
It may have sounded like this:

I really do not know Doc. The last thing I remember it telling the bartender: "You call this a 'Rusty Nail'? I have tasted drinks than this at a cheap New Orleans Whore House."

38 posted on 12/10/2004 3:17:18 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("My only regret in life is that none of my children are gay." - Sharon Osborne)
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To: REDWOOD99
This is exactly why I'm afraid to have my head examined!

Well, if you have any doubt you should have your head examined.

39 posted on 12/10/2004 3:18:05 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: unixfox; WVNan

You guys are freaking me out! When I was in 3rd grade, a kid grabbed me from behind and shot a BB gun into my eye at point-blank range. I got really lucky in that it injured my eye but didn't blind me or have any long-term effects.

Now I'm sitting here thinking "what happened to the BB?" It can't possibly have entered my EYE and stayed in...could it? It never dawned on me until now that the BB could have done anything but bounced off!


40 posted on 12/10/2004 3:18:32 PM PST by KJC1
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To: lotusblos

The "second row" of teeth is the other side of his mouth.


41 posted on 12/10/2004 3:24:35 PM PST by 4mycountry ("We don't have 'Happy Holidays' aroud here. We have MERRY DADBURN CHRISTMAS!" - Chris Kirk)
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To: OB1kNOb
How could he NOT know that he has a nail in his head?

The brain does not have pain receptors. Note from the XRay that it is quite a (heh) SMALL brain, as well. The nail seems to have stopped with the head at or slightly into the bone of the skull, so the skin probably healed around it uneventfully.

I wonder if he could have been radio-controlled, or if, walking by a 20 meter ham's antenna, he twitched and jerked anf flopped around for no apparant reason....A good case for a tinfoil hat.

42 posted on 12/10/2004 3:36:12 PM PST by Gorzaloon (*GASP* He insulted the Religion Of Peace™!!! --- KILL HIM!)
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To: Michael.SF.

Looks like it's time for a Mikes Hard Lemonade.


43 posted on 12/10/2004 4:23:22 PM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (Praise be to the LORD, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.)
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To: Imaverygooddriver

Excedrin headache number 2004.


44 posted on 12/10/2004 6:23:32 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Michael.SF.

Good think he didn't get near a pneumatic nail gun with a full clip.


45 posted on 12/10/2004 6:24:37 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: unixfox

We used to have BB gun fights. The rules were you had to wear safety goggles in case someone 'aimed' too high.


46 posted on 12/10/2004 6:35:20 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: savedbygrace
He went to a brothel in Reno with the idea of getting "nailed" with one of the ladies.

Guess he did.

47 posted on 12/10/2004 6:38:44 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: dirtboy

If they had put him in an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), the nail would have been torn out of his skull. A CAT scan, on the other hand, is totally different scanning platform.


48 posted on 12/10/2004 6:41:51 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Michael.SF.
"How could he NOT know that he has a nail in his head?"

Maybe he is a democRAT.

49 posted on 12/10/2004 6:44:12 PM PST by sweetliberty (Just because we CAN do something, doesn't mean we should.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Most men would rather get screwed...

He thought he was gonna get screwed; until the prostiute saw when he dropped his trousers.

50 posted on 12/10/2004 6:45:00 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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