Man Sneezes out Bullet

Darco Sangermano, 28, was in Naples during that city's New Year's Eve festivities. He was shot in the head with a .22 caliber bullet. Later, at the hospital, he sneezed it out:

The bullet, a .22 caliber, entered the right side of his head, passed behind his eye through the socket, hit a bone in his nose and lodged itself in his right nostril.

Covered in blood, but still conscious, Sangermano then sneezed out the bullet, and apart from a headache, told doctors he felt fine.[...]

He needed surgery just to clean up the wound and get rid of the bone fragments.

"He was a very lucky man, he could have been killed," Dr. Sid Berrone said. "The bullet went through his temple, behind his eye, entered the nasal cavity and then became lodged in his nostril before he sneezed it out. Amazing."


Link via Gizmodo | Photo: Daily Telegraph

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Ok, I apologize.

I usually read many newspapers for my work (copywriter and editor in a news agency), and looking at the date on fox news website listing 11 January I thought it was a recent story.

It turns out it's from 10 days ago, when I was on holiday skying with my family: apparently, I completely missed that story.

The news sources thoroughly contributed to the mistake: Daily Mail is often considered a unreliable newspaper (falling for every hoax on the planet, and making up their own), La Stampa here has a name for inconsistent fact checking, and everyone knows 'Faux' News reputation...
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