Sharing what happens in your daily life by posting pictures on Facebook is nothing new. But where do you draw the line? Dante Autullo of Orland Park, Illinois, thought he had accidentally cut himself with a nail gun while building a shed outside his home. When he woke up the next morning with nausea, his companion persuaded him to see a doctor. Autullo could not believe what the doctor found. He even asked the doctor if the X-ray was from a "doctor's joke file." The 3¼-inch nail was lodged inside Autullo's brain just millimeters away from the area that controls motor function. So why didn't he feel it? Although there are pain receptors on the skull, there are no pain-sensitive areas in the brain. Autullo says it felt as if he had been punched in the head and the nail had gone past his ear. After the nail was found, Autullo was rushed from his doctor's office to the emergency room, and on the way he posted the X-ray to his Facebook page. During a two-hour surgery to remove the nail, doctors removed a piece of his skull and replaced it with titanium mesh. Autullo is expected to make a full recovery.
Next up, some residents of a small California town are fighting to keep McDonald's out of their city limits.
McDonald's is trying to build a restaurant in Loma Linda, California, and some residents are not "lovin' it." The Southern California town of 21,000 people is home to the largest group of Seventh-day Adventists in the country. The religious group is known for healthy living. In fact, the town of Loma Linda does not have any liquor stores, almost every resident is vegetarian, and smoking has been banned for 30 years. In 2005, National Geographic named Loma Linda one of the world's four "blue zones" -- an area with the greatest number of people living healthy lives into their 90s and beyond. So they must be doing something right, and it's not surprising to learn that the residents were outraged when the city council approved a McDonald's restaurant within city limits. A group of doctors at Loma Linda University Medical Center are in an uproar. Wayne Dysinger, who is the head of preventive medicine at the school, said, "McDonald's does not fit the Loma Linda brand of health and wellness." On Twitter, people are praising the town for its healthy living. One person summed it up by saying it is a clear battle between social conservatives and capitalism. Despite the uproar, McDonald's is still planning to build a restaurant and promoting its healthier options such as parfaits and oatmeal. Loma Linda already has fast-food restaurants within five miles of town: a Taco Bell and a Carl's Jr.