Nail Gun Fail: Yes, He's OK
Victim Dante Autullo even posted the X-ray photo onto Facebook
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2012 7:25 AM CST
Dante Autullo had a very close call.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – It's not your typical nail-gun-shoots-nail-into-guy's-head story: This one involves a proud Facebook upload on the way to the hospital. Dante Autullo was building a shed on Tuesday and unknowingly shot a 3-inch-plus nail into his brain, reports AP. He thought it had just nicked him while whizzing by his ear and so went about his day. When he woke the next morning feeling sick and went to the hospital, doctors surprised him with an X-ray photo.

"When they brought in the picture, I said to the doctor, `Is this a joke? Did you get that out of the doctors' joke file?'" he recalled. "The doctor said, 'No man, that's in your head.'" En route to another hospital for surgery, he posted the photo on Facebook. The 32-year-old is doing fine after his surgery—doctors say the nail came within a millimeter or two of leaving him paralyzed.