A Chicago man named Dante Autullo was working with a nail gun. He shot an errant nail, which he thought had flown past his head. However, it was actually lodged in his brain, and he didn't know it.
After the nail gun went off in his garage while he was working out there, Dante Autullo actually searched for the nail, but he never found it. Ultimately, he was not terribly concerned about where it went, so he gave up his search without realizing it was in his own brain.
The man even went to work the next day without realizing he had a nail embedded in his brain. Ultimately, he had to go to the hospital because he felt sick to his stomach and had a horrible headache (um, no kidding).
Finally, an X-ray located the missing nail from the day beforeÂ—lodged in the man's brain! He actually had to get it removed during a four-hour surgery. Imagine what could have happened if he hadn't gone to the hospital though? It seems like this story could have ended much worse. The moral of this story must be, if you accidentally shoot a nail gun and cannot find the errant nail, be sure to check your own head before giving up the search.
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