Out of the ordinary: Minnesota carpenter survives shooting self in heart with nail gunSource: UPI
A self-employed carpenter in Minnesota shot himself in the heart with a nail gun and lived to talk about how it happened.
Eugene Rakow, 58, of St. Bonifacius told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he was working on a deck Friday when he fired the 3 1/2-inch nail into his chest.
"I was leaning against a board with the gun," Rakow said. "I had the gun at an angle, chest level, and it jumped and I still had my hand on the trigger. It impaled the nail in my chest."