Ever wondered if a nail could pierce bone?
A Masterton man apparently did, so he placed a nailgun against his forehead and pulled the trigger to find out.
The nail shot into his skull, pinned his beanie to his head and came to rest behind his nose.
“He actually walked himself into the hospital and was laughing about it,” said Vicki Hookham, charge nurse manager at Wairarapa Hospital’s Emergency Department.
“I think he thought it was quite funny.”
He was transferred to Wellington Hospital where the nail was removed, leaving him without sight in one eye.
“It turned out they were seeing if it would go through the bone,” Ms Hookham said.
“Needless to say, there wasn’t a lot of brain function going on before or after that decision.”