Odd: Man shot in head, realizes it 5 years later

Odd: Man shot in head, realizes it 5 years later

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    Odd: Man shot in head, realizes it 5 years later

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100824/...bullet_in_head

    Police said Tuesday that the 35-year-old man was hit by a .22-caliber bullet in the western town of Herne as he was out in the street partying and drunk on New Year's Eve five years ago.
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    odd...what a lucky fellow.
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    The blissful advantages of being in a total drunken stupor.

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    Bet he thought the headache was the worst hangover ever.
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    He is extremely lucky. I always heard the weapon of choice of a professional assassin is a 22. Close range, back of head.

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    He was very lucky. I don't see how it took so long for him to notice the lump on his head.

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    That was crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinklady View Post
    He was very lucky. I don't see how it took so long for him to notice the lump on his head.
    Exactly. I mean if he was drunk and just thought someone whacked him, well, meh. But to not notice that lump for 5 years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paaiyan View Post
    Exactly. I mean if he was drunk and just thought someone whacked him, well, meh. But to not notice that lump for 5 years?
    Yeah, 5 years is a long time not to notice the lump on his head. I am pretty sure I would have noticed that if it had been me.

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    Actually the bullet may have initially come to rest against his skull and then took five years to work it's way to the surface. I had something similar happen to me. At sometime in my life I stepped on a cactus needle that went deep into my foot and the tip broke off. Years later I started feeling pain on the bottom of my foot when I walked and discovered a small lump. I went to my doctor who performed minor surgery to remove the lump. She discovered the tip of the needle cocooned inside a ball of several layers of skin. She explained to me that my body's reaction had been to wrap the needle tip and then move it to the bottom of my foot and that the whole process took several years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by automatic slim View Post
    Actually the bullet may have initially come to rest against his skull and then took five years to work it's way to the surface. I had something similar happen to me. At sometime in my life I stepped on a cactus needle that went deep into my foot and the tip broke off. Years later I started feeling pain on the bottom of my foot when I walked and discovered a small lump. I went to my doctor who performed minor surgery to remove the lump. She discovered the tip of the needle cocooned inside a ball of several layers of skin. She explained to me that my body's reaction had been to wrap the needle tip and then move it to the bottom of my foot and that the whole process took several years.
    I know exactly what you mean in. A good case of road rash from putting my bike down and I'm still seeing bits of rock working out 5 years later.

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    But the scalp is thin, I doubt it would take 5 years for a 22 to surface.

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