The almighty bull hoof – a force not to be messed with. Yet each year a Running of the Bulls event is held in San Sebastian de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain during which daredevils try they luck evading running bulls. Sad and pathetic event, but it’s part of Spain’s cultural heritage so it’s not gonna go away anytime soon.
These pictures are from the San Sebastian de los Reyes bulls running held in 2005. The man took a bull’s hoof to the jaw which is an encounter comparable to a grown man stepping with a boot on a potato crisp (or playing baseball with an apple). His jaw split like a watermelon, some of his teeth were knocked out and his tongue was near ripped off. The man underwent reconstructive surgery the results of which are nothing short of impressive. Considering the damage the patient was brought in with, the surgeons did a truly phenomenal job reconstructing his face back to normal (plus a few scars).
Props to drccoco for the pics: