The Phineas Gage Case – How to Survive Iron Rod Through Skull

On September 13, 1848 25 year old American railroad construction foreman by the name of Phineas P. Gage and his group were blasting rock to prepare the roadbed for the Rutland & Burlington Railroad outside the town of Cavendish in Vermont, USA. Phineas Gage’s job was to compact blasting powder, sand and a fuse into … Continue reading “The Phineas Gage Case – How to Survive Iron Rod Through Skull”

Forehead Impaled with Wood Adze

These photos are from the Old Gore Classics collection and come with a background story but how truthful it is is anyone’s guess: The victim’s name is said to be Emilio Savez. He was caught by his wife cheating on her with the family housekeeper. Outraged, Maria Savez ran to the garage, picked up the … Continue reading “Forehead Impaled with Wood Adze”

Eye Impalement by Pruning Shears

86 year old Leroy Luetscher is a Wisconsin native who now lives in Green Valley, Arizona. On July 30, 2011 he was trimming plants in his background and was just about done when he lost balance and landed with his face on pruning shears. One handlebar of the sheers entered his skull through his right … Continue reading “Eye Impalement by Pruning Shears”

Amateur Wrestler Gets Multi-Prong Pins Hammered Into Skull

I don’t know what proper name for those things is so I’m gonna call them multi-prong pins. The event looks like some kind of outdoor, amateur wrestling match but amateur or not, the wrestlers went all in putting on the show. At one point, one of the wrestler puts two multi-prong pins on the opponent’s … Continue reading “Amateur Wrestler Gets Multi-Prong Pins Hammered Into Skull”

Construction Worker Impaled Through the Eye with Steel Rod

Like I said – China and workplace safety don’t seem to get along very well. And with all those pesky steel roads bouncing around, looking for a spare eye to leap into like fruit flies on a sunny day, an impalement is just a stone throw away. I’d hate to get my head impaled in … Continue reading “Construction Worker Impaled Through the Eye with Steel Rod”

Young Man Stabbed and Decapitated in Brazil

On the morning of Thursday April 26, 2012 a group of villagers from Murici, a municipality 54 km from Maceió, in the forest zone of Alagoas, Brazil found a decapitated body of a young male. His back was riddled with stab wounds and his head impaled on a stake of a nearby barb wire fence. … Continue reading “Young Man Stabbed and Decapitated in Brazil”

Brazil – 9 Year Old Girl Accidentally Stabbed in Head with Machete

Child’s play almost ended in tragedy after 9 year old girl had a tip of a huge machete stuck in her skull. The incident happened in the late afternoon on Saturday, March 31, 2012 on Avenida das Cataratas (Fals Avenue), opposite Hotel Carima in Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil. Reportedly, the victim was playing with another … Continue reading “Brazil – 9 Year Old Girl Accidentally Stabbed in Head with Machete”

Brazilian Mob Goes Vlad the Impaler on Rapist

Very scarce info available about these photos but what’s known is that the man was accused of having raped someone and the community took justice into their own hands. Justice served, I guess. The mob decided to go Vlad the Imaler on the rapist – he was lynched, stabbed countless times in the back, beheaded … Continue reading “Brazilian Mob Goes Vlad the Impaler on Rapist”

Skull Impalement

What’s the joke about the last thing that went through his mind again? The force of this impalement must have been epic, given how bony skull is. Wooden stick went through his right cheek and out his left ear. Probably missing the ear by a hairline, but certainly not sparing the ear drums inside. I … Continue reading “Skull Impalement”

Stabbed with Steak Knife in the Face

Right through the cheek bone, all the way down to the handle, this man was stabbed with a steak knife. I wonder if it was a domestic dispute out of which a woman got out on top this time around. The patient was 20 year old, the blade was 12 cm inside of his skull, … Continue reading “Stabbed with Steak Knife in the Face”