The Famous Skull of Phineas Gage
In 1848 a certain Phineas Gage had a very large metal bar smash it’s way through his head and lived the tell the tale. Gage was a foreman working away blasting rock preparing a roadbed for a railroad when in a freak accident the tamping iron that he was using to compact the charge, hit a rock causing a spark. Boom. The 3 foot iron rod rocketed up through the side of his face and out the top of his skull.
He lived, supposedly losing a third of his brain in the process with heaps of frontal lobe damage and pretty bad mood swings. No wonder!