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I Was Impaled

I Was Impaled

  • Premiered: 
    September 8, 2012
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  • Network: Discovery Fit & Health
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Medical
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Plot Synopsis

I WAS IMPALED features people who accidentally ended up with foreign objects in their body, while examining how these mysterious items were discovered and how medics and surgeons used ground-breaking techniques to extract them. Using cutting-edge animation, first-hand testimony and expert insight, each 60-minute episode highlights the stories of three or four people, from the time the injury occurred to the moment the person realized what happened and through the euphoria when the object was removed. The stories include: a woman who was impaled on a five-inch iron spike railing; a man whose esophagus was ripped open by a french fry; a gardener who fell face first onto his pruning shears; a young man who was accidentally shot with a five-foot long fishing spear; a man was impaled by a six-foot fence post; a woman who fell directly onto a hooked planter while gardening; a man who had a foreign object mysteriously lodged into his brain; a mountain biker who ended up with his brake lever embedded into his arm; a woman who was impaled through her neck by a Christmas tree; a boy who accidentally swallowed a barbed hook while fishing; a man who nearly died after being pumped full of enough air to blow up a thousand party balloons; a surfer who ended up with his fiberglass surfboard embedded in his skull; a motorcross rider crashed and ended up with a stick in his face; a cyclist who almost lost his leg during a crucial race; a rugby player who ended up with an opponent's tooth in his head; a skier who nearly died on a mountainside when he crashes into a fence; a man who discovered a piece of wire has entered his heart while mowing the lawn; a three-year-old who swallowed three refrigerator magnets, leaving her with eight holes in her stomach; a 64-year-old woman who discovered a bug in her ear and a pencil in her brain; a carpenter who got a splinter in his eye; an ex-Marine who was left with a pole penetrating his mouth after a car accident; a man who accidentally ate a sewing needle with his dinner; a 75-year-old man who went to the hospital with a hearing problem to find out he has a nail in his face; and a truck driver who was trapped in his vehicle with a pole through his chest.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Two Four Productions