[font="comic sans ms"]i've told this story before, but it's a good one.
my friend was a brand new er intern. the desk faced the sliding glass doors to the parking lot, and he was sitting there chatting with the nurses. it was a dark, stormy night -- no really! thunder and lightning, raining sideways 'cause of the wind. as he looked out the door, a stroke of lightning lit up the parking lot, and he saw the most bizarre sight -- a man approaching the er carrying a limp woman in his arms, and with what looked like an axe blade sticking out of his head.
it was an axe.
seems that it was a poor, rural area, and many of the locals still heated with wood. the guy had been splitting wood before the storm started, hoping to have enough wood in the house to last through the night. as he was splitting wood, the axe head flew off the handle and struck him in the head. (that's one explanation -- the other is that he was practicing throwing an axe and it hit something hard, flew back and hit him in the head. i was never sure which one was the truth.) anyway, the poor guy now has an axe blade embedded in his head.
he went into the kitchen where his wife was, hoping to ask her to drive him to the er. she took one look at him, complete with axe blade and blood, shrieked and fainted. he couldn't leave her there like that, so he picked her up, carried her out to the car, and drove them both to the er.
turns out the blade was embedded right between to two lobes of the brain, and miraculously didn't hit anything vital. the blade was surgically removed, and the guy went home, reasonably intact. his wife was fine, too.
so al told me, anyway, and he's not known for making stuff up!