Italian bloke sneezes out .22 bullet
New Year's Eve head shot ends in 'amazing' ejection
An Italian labourer seriously impressed doctors by sneezing out a .22 bullet he'd accidentally picked up during lively New Year's Eve celebrations in Naples.
Darco Sangermano, 28, copped a stray round in the right side of his head while enjoying the traditional trigger-happy knees-up with his girlfriend.
Cue a dash to hospital, but before the sawbones had a chance to move in, Sangermano ejected the offending projectile from his nostril.
The victim admitted to a "strong headache", but following a quick check-up, was discharged and returned home to Turin.
Professor Sid Berrone, of Turin's Molinette hospital, subsequently carried out a "tidy up operation" to remove bone fragments from Sangermano's nose.
He explained: "He was a very lucky man, he could have been easily killed. 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." ®
Three people suffered bullet strikes in Naples on the same night as Sangermano, Sky News reports. Another was "killed after being hit by a stray round as he watched fireworks with his family in a suburb on the outskirts of the city".
Hit by a stray round
Holy fuck! Clearly my New Years are lightweight
With Berlusconi in power...
... Italy can hardly be considered as civilised.
Guns don't kill people, bullets sprayed randomly into the air by gun-owning inbred third-world imbeciles kill people.
FWIW, I'm in favour of gun ownership on the same basis as car ownership. Take an *extremely* rigorous test initially to get your license to own/use one, and repeated minor violations of sensible use or one major violation will result in the gun being impounded and your license taken away. (Yes, that means your range supervisor is watching you.) And if a doctor decides you're no longer safe to own one, he can take your license away too.