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  • Who: William Lawlis Pace

  • What: Longest time to live with a bullet in the head

  • Where: United States

William Lawlis Pace (USA, b 27 February 1909) was accidentally shot in October 1917, aged eight in Wheeler, Texas, USA. As of the 20 July 2006, the bullet remains lodged in the back of his head as x- rays taken recently confirm, 89 years later.

The gunshot accident caused Mr. Pace a facial disfigurement and total hearing loss in his right ear and near blindness in his right eye. He currently lives in Turlock, California, USA.

 

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