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Man lived 94 years with bullet in head

2012-04-26 22:12

Turlock - The man who held the Guinness World Record for living the longest with a bullet in his head has died at age 103.

The Modesto Bee newspaper reports that William Lawlis Pace died in his sleep at a California nursing home on Monday - 94 and a half years after his older brother accidentally shot him with their father's .22 caliber rifle in 1917.

Pace learned he had been crowned the world record holder in the category of unwanted cranial ammunition acquisition in 2006.

His son told a newspaper last year that doctors in Pace's native Texas left the bullet in place because they worried that surgery might cause brain damage.

The injury damaged one of his eyes but did not prevent Pace from working as a farmer and cemetery custodian.

Comments
  • Just_my_opinion - 2012-04-26 22:49

    Is a little lead poisoning actually good for you????

  • Unathi A Sigabi - 2012-04-27 00:56

    May his soul rest in peace

  • Honjiswa Luvalo - 2012-04-27 01:29

    @ Siphelele kunjalo,,,,,,His ways r not ur wayz

  • Mphofe - 2012-04-27 05:07

    Wow!! Well i wonder if whether he was totally normal or some how mentally unable to carry out certain specified brain exercising acts..bhudda blessed him

      nditracy - 2012-05-02 11:34

      It is possible to live with a bullet in the brain and remain normal. I'm in my 4th year and still normal working as a lecturer, though it has its challenges but its possible

  • Andile - 2012-04-27 06:53

    Just goes to show how easy it is to be a Farmer when you started it at an early age. Rest in Peace old man, you trully defied odds.

  • Zolisa - 2012-04-27 07:18

    Man lived 94 yrs with bullet in his head.God is a man of miracles people.We can live with whatever people did to us and survive.

  • Frank - 2012-04-27 16:52

    Barend a 22 is all lead(no copper jacket) If you need to shoot better use a .45 . 22 just don't do it

  • des.cider - 2012-07-28 18:24

    He could have become president of this country for a few years, but there were less intelligent and more incompetent candidates that took advantage of his disadvantage. We mourn his passing and regret that we will never recover...

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