Drilling a Hole in Your Forehead

Do you ever have days so bad that drilling a hole in your forehead seems like the only possible relief? You’re not alone, nor is the idea without precedent. It’s a surgery called trepenation, wherein a hole is drilled into your head.

Apparently, it’s the second oldest surgical procedure in the world. Don’t think it’s gone by the wayside; some doctors still perform the surgery. Even more surprising, there is an organization called the International Trepanation Advocacy Group. (Watch out for the potential headache-trigger flashing graphic on the site.)

Though the thought may be tempting, please don’t take this as an endorsement. Not only is it a bad idea, it doesn’t actually relieve headaches.

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