A Wisconsin man acciden-tally shot a nail into his heart, then calmly drove himself to the hospital

Doug Bergeson was installing a fireplace when he dropped his nail gun and it fired toward him. He said it "kind of stung" when the 31/2-inch nail lodged in his chest. He then saw the nail pulsing with his heartbeat. "I'm not going to get any-thing done today;' he recalled thinking. Bergeson sensibly left the nail in place, and later had it extracted in open-heart surgery—but only after driving himself the 12 miles to the emergency room "Eight miles in:' he admitted, "it started to hurt quite a bit!'