The father of three, from Bismarck, North Dakota, accidentally stapled his baseball cap to his skull while reaching for a nail gun from another worker.
Fortunately for Mr. Luptak, a team of brain surgeons managed to remove a golf ball-size piece of skull, extract the nail, and put a titanium plate over the opening with 26 stitches to seal it.
Alas, they were unable to save the baseball cap.
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"Not tonight darling, I've got a headache."