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Man shot nail into brain and didn't know it

Christ Medical Center & Hope Children's Hospital via AP

This photo provided by Christ Medical Center & Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn,, Ill. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 shows an X-ray of a nail embedded in Dante Autullo's brain.

AP reports from Orland Park, Ill. — Gail Glaenzer still can't believe that her fiance unknowingly shot a nail into his skull, let alone that he posted a picture of the X-ray on Facebook during his ambulance ride between hospitals for surgery.

But she was joking about the circumstances Friday, a day after doctors successfully removed the 3.25-inch(8.25-centimeter) nail from Dante Autullo's brain.

"Dante says, 'I want it, to make a necklace out of it,'" Glaenzger said.