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MSNBC: Dante Autullo was sure he'd merely cut himself with a nail gun while building a shed, and thought doctors were joking when they told him what an X-ray revealed: A 3 1/4-inch nail was lodged in the middle of his brain.

Autullo was recovering Friday after undergoing surgery at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where doctors removed the nail that came within millimeters of the part of the brain controlling motor function.

"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?"' the 32-year-old recalled. "The doctor said `No man, that's in your head."'

As he was rushed by ambulance to another hospital for surgery, he posted a picture of the X-ray on Facebook. 


TOM: Wait, before you remove that nail from my brain, I need to check on my Farmville!




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