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Man finds screwdriver impaled in head after looking in car mirror [w/video]
Metro [UK] ^ | 9 Mar 2013 | Jimmy Nsubuga

Posted on 03/09/2013 9:17:13 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

A man from Poland found a screwdriver impaled through his forehead – but only after catching his reflection in his car’s rear-view mirror.

The 25-year-old was doing some work in his garden when he lost his balance and landed on the Phillips tool.

However, he only noticed something was sticking out of his head when he looked in the mirror after the fall.

Rather than screaming in horror, though, the unnamed man calmly lit a cigarette before asking a neighbour to help him get to hospital.

‘I don’t remember what happened that day, at some point when I was working in my garden I slipped and fell down,’ said the man, who didn’t want to be identified.

‘Next thing I remember it was my hand hurting and some weird thing near my eyes.’

The impact was so hard the screwdriver managed to penetrate five centimetres into the front of his head.

Luckily for him, the tool missed his brain and became lodged in the frontal lobe of his cranium.

Surgeons at University Hospital in Bialystok managed to get the screwdriver out after operating for three hours. Amazingly, the man is expected to make a full recovery.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl; ouch
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Be sure to watch the video - either the doctor or the translator is an excellent deadpan comic.
1 posted on 03/09/2013 9:17:13 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
At least he remembered where his car keys were.


2 posted on 03/09/2013 9:18:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Man finds screwdriver impaled in head after looking in car mirror

I hate when that happens.

3 posted on 03/09/2013 9:20:29 PM PST by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
So...

Whats the "point" of this thread?

4 posted on 03/09/2013 9:24:33 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man
Whats the "point" of this thread?

Smoking is bad for you.

5 posted on 03/09/2013 9:26:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He just lit up a smoke.

“Suave! Damn he’s one suave guy!” Frank Booth


6 posted on 03/09/2013 9:34:55 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hey, you can’t live between Germany and Russia for centuries without being hard headed folks....


7 posted on 03/09/2013 9:36:08 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’d like to know what brand of cigarettes can calm you down with a screwdriver in your head!


8 posted on 03/09/2013 9:37:14 PM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Mama said there'd be days like this.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 9:38:06 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: KittyKares

Heroin 100’s(TM).


10 posted on 03/09/2013 9:38:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lady Jag

11 posted on 03/09/2013 9:40:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: KittyKares
I’d like to know what brand of cigarettes can calm you down with a screwdriver in your head!

Lucky Strike

12 posted on 03/09/2013 9:43:43 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I knew a guy who had a couple of screws loose but he didn`t have a garden.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 9:45:23 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

14 posted on 03/09/2013 9:47:18 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Many years back the same thing happened to a guy named ‘Phillips’, hence the name...


15 posted on 03/09/2013 9:53:13 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Alaska Wolf

LOL!


16 posted on 03/09/2013 9:55:38 PM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: Lady Jag

Cue “Chariots of Fire” theme...


17 posted on 03/09/2013 10:02:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bramps

I don’t want to think about what happened to Allen.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 10:03:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bunkerhill7

This is screwed up! Time for an attitude adjustment.


19 posted on 03/09/2013 10:04:13 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Lady Jag

....and that is why you don’t run with scissors.


20 posted on 03/09/2013 10:05:57 PM PST by Pelham (Marco Rubio, for amnesty, Spanish, and the Karl Rove machine.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m guessing this guy was ‘hammered’.


21 posted on 03/09/2013 10:09:55 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: bramps

And he didn’t even get “nailed.”


22 posted on 03/09/2013 10:12:58 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Proving once again that Some Men are just born Tougher than Others! Like Tex for instance Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

23 posted on 03/09/2013 10:20:14 PM PST by Chance Hart
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To: Slings and Arrows

At first he ignored it because of the sticker on the mirror that read, ‘objects stuck in your head in the mirror may be closer than they appear’.


24 posted on 03/09/2013 10:21:12 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The moral of this story is ‘don’t look in the rear view mirror!’


25 posted on 03/09/2013 10:34:05 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
STRAIGHT IN THE HEAD!!


26 posted on 03/09/2013 10:39:06 PM PST by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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To: doc1019
I hate when that happens.

LOL, well it only took 3 posts for you to say that, but I knew someone would.

27 posted on 03/09/2013 11:04:20 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Luckily for him, the tool missed his brain and became lodged in his frontal lobe”

Whut?
This story reminds me of Keith Richards (Rolling Stone) falling out of a coconut tree a while back.
Lucky for him he landed on his head.


28 posted on 03/09/2013 11:22:29 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Report doesn’t mention which side of the cranium the screwdriver came from. Better take an MRI to see if they missed something.


29 posted on 03/09/2013 11:28:29 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: tumblindice

Journalism majors don’t take too many anatomy classes.


30 posted on 03/09/2013 11:45:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; ArGee
The Screwdriver wasn't sterile so it wasn't ready to be put in direct contact with the brain

So ,what procedure do Polish Hospitals have that requires a Screwdriver to be in direct contact with the Brain?
I thought 'Screw loose' was just a metaphor!
Ahhh!

31 posted on 03/09/2013 11:45:08 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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So ,what procedure do Polish Hospitals have that requires a Screwdriver to be in direct contact with the Brain?

Dunno, but I'll bet it's mandatory under 0bamaCare.

32 posted on 03/09/2013 11:46:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Phillip needs to be more careful with his tool.


33 posted on 03/10/2013 3:33:13 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Not the first time a man’s tool almost got him killed.


34 posted on 03/10/2013 4:28:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: doc1019
Man finds screwdriver impaled in head after looking in car mirror

Yep, I'm always losing tools, too.

Next time I misplace something, such as my sawzall, I'm going to look in my car mirror in case it's stuck in my head.

35 posted on 03/10/2013 4:37:54 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So true. When the weather is bad we like to watch the Investigation Discovery channel. Tools get fellers killed on there all the time.


36 posted on 03/10/2013 4:43:15 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The old story of Phineas Gage (who had a crowbar blown through his head) shows that massive head damage doesn’t even necessarily result in loss of consciousness.


37 posted on 03/10/2013 5:04:09 AM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Talk about being screwed. I’d still rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. If he’d kept going, he would have gotten the full Rose Marie Kennedy.


38 posted on 03/10/2013 5:18:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

About 25 years ago I actually had something similar happen to me, but on a smaller scale.
I was cleaning rust off of a metal part with a wire wheel on a bench grinder. I felt something hit me in the forehead and I stopped momentarily to look in a mirror, but I couldn’t see anything. A week later I developed a a pimple-like bump that started to itch. Another 2 weeks went by before it started looking worse. That’s when I went to a doctor. At first he though it was a small boil and tried to lance it, That’s when we discovered something hard and metallic in the center. He gave up trying to use tweezers and grabbed onto the end of the metal with a pair of needlenose pliers. What came out was a 2 inch long wire that had come loose from the wire wheel.


39 posted on 03/10/2013 6:06:21 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The impact was so hard the screwdriver managed to penetrate five centimetres into the front of his head. Luckily for him, the tool missed his brain and became lodged in the frontal lobe of his cranium.

So then the frontal lobe is not part of the "brain" there in Poland???

You can dig 5 centimeters in and not find any brain matter???

40 posted on 03/10/2013 7:22:35 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: mountn man

The point of this thread is that if you drink too much Vodka you will not feel a screwdriver going through your forehead. Don’t be that guy.


41 posted on 03/10/2013 7:38:00 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Uncle Chip

See post #30.


42 posted on 03/10/2013 10:38:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Ouch.


43 posted on 03/10/2013 10:38:44 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Journalism majors don’t take too many anatomy classes.

LOL

Nor do Polish drinkers,

It's the other end where the screwing is supposed to take place.

44 posted on 03/10/2013 10:45:31 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Important safety tip, that.


45 posted on 03/10/2013 10:53:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The song for that movie was the worst earworm ever!


46 posted on 03/10/2013 1:14:16 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Pelham
Most kids know better, but not all of them.


47 posted on 03/10/2013 1:21:20 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Lady Jag
But it's a great backing track for a shrimp on a treadmill.
48 posted on 03/10/2013 1:23:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
That budget probably allowed it.

It also would have been appropriate for Run, Forrest, run!.


49 posted on 03/10/2013 1:50:42 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

50 posted on 03/10/2013 5:52:08 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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