Don't Try This at home kiddies. (News AAP)

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Mekon
Nail removed from man's heart By Janelle Miles October 20, 2004
SURGEONS removed a 7.5cm nail from a carpenter's heart today after he accidentally shot himself with a nail gun.
The 37-year-old, who was building a shed on his property at Canungra in the Gold Coast hinterland, drove himself about 400m for help before lapsing into semi-consciousness. His wife called the Queensland Ambulance Service just before 9am (AEST). Emergency Specialist David Cooksley, of the CareFlight helicopter service, said the nail went through the man's aorta - the largest artery in the body. "He was bleeding into the sac around the heart and that was squashing his heart," Dr Cooksley said.
"He needed to get to cardiac surgery as quickly as possible." The man was flown to the John Flynn Hospital on the Gold Coast where surgeons operated to remove the nail. He was reported to be in a stable condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. "He's actually doing very well, I believe," Dr Cooksley said. "He's extremely lucky. He should go and buy a lottery ticket." Dr Cooksley said the CareFlight helicopter service had the man in hospital within 20 minutes of arriving at the scene. He said the time factor and the man's extreme fitness had probably saved his life.
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Meters or miles?
Makes me wonder how such things happen... was he talking to himself in animated conversation while holding the nail gun? "No, I'm tellin' ya. It was Joe and me. Me!"<kachunk>
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I would have to venture a guess as the m being meters, with a hole in your aorta and your pericardium filling with blood there would be no way to drive 400 miles.
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On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 23:02:38 -0700, Fly-by-Night CC

Or mebbe he had an itch that he tried to scratch without putting the gun down?
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Metres. Australia has been metricating by stages since 14 Feb. 1966.
I agree with the mystery of how you would do such a thing. I could almost understand your foot or your hand, but your chest seems too weird. Imagine how awkward it would be to do if you intended it.
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He probably had put the gun down and leaned over it to reach for something. Lucky not to die from that sort of accident.
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using a nail gun. One of the prisoners asked if you could use it to shoot a person. Reply "yes". Prisioners reply. "NEAT"
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