AMAZING X-RAYS: 3-Inch Nail In Chicago Man's Brain Latest Medical Wonder

01/21/2012 10:53 am ET | Updated Mar 22, 2012

The 3-and-a-half-inch nail pulled from a Chicago man's head turned doctors at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., into heroes -- and made for an amazing X-ray.

Dante Autullo thought he'd merely cut himself while building a shed. It wasn't until he was taken to the hospital the next day that he realized that he'd accidentally shot himself in the skull with a nail gun, according to the Associated Press.

"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.'''

The X-ray revealed that the shot was just millimeters away from the section of the brain that controls the motor functions, according to Fox News.

We at HuffPost Weird News have been collecting amazing X-rays and medical photos. What's more amazing than the visual delight is the stories surrounding them.

In September, we laid our hands on an amazing shot, obtained by Brazilian Federal Police who stopped a man at the Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo. X-ray images show 72-capsules of cocaine in his tummy.

A month earlier, an 86-year-old man miraculously survived after a pruning shears was lodged in his eye socket.

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