Guy Shot in Head, Notices 5 Years Later This can happen when drunk on New Year's Eve By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Aug 25, 2010 6:19 AM CDT 11 comments Comments The X-ray photo released by German police in Herne Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010 shows the skull of a man with a bullet in the back of his head. (AP Photo/Polizei Herne) (Newser) – Not news: A man in Germany got drunk on New Year’s Eve, and wakes up the next day not remembering the night before. News: That included the part where he got shot in the head. He remembered getting hit in the head, but didn’t realize he had a .22-caliber bullet in there for five years. He noticed a lump recently; X-rays discovered the bullet, which hadn’t penetrated his skull, and doctors removed it. How’d he get shot? Police think a fellow reveler may have fired a gun in celebration, the AP reports.