Zhang Xuecheng, of Taoyan City, China, was making his way home yesterday when he was struck by a pair of fire tongs so forcefully that they pierced the back of his skull and came out of his forehead.

The tongs were thrown by a man with incredibly poor aim and an even worse temper, who meant to hit "a stray dog that had stolen a piece of bacon," not Zhang. Classic "wrong place, wrong time" incident, right?


Luckily, the tongs missed all of Zhang's major arteries, and after receiving emergency surgery, he's expected to make a full recovery (no word yet as to whether he'll turn out to be a modern Phineas Gage). Hopefully the tong-thrower learned a valuable lesson from the experience: don't be an asshole to dogs.

[H/T Daily Mail, screengrab via Daily Mail]