So the distraught 19-year-old took her advice and deep-throated the barrel of a .22 rifle. Of course, seasoned suicide advocates say that you should never try to off yourself with a bullet through the mouth lest you may survive with some unforeseen side effects, and George learned that lesson right away. George failed to kill himself, but he did manage to destroy part of his left frontal lobe.
Now, it's worth mentioning that, after hundreds of years of study, scientists still have less understanding about how the brain works than the composition of an atom. We don't know how to intentionally reach into a brain and surgically switch off somebody's OCD. But it turned out that, through sheer luck, shooting part of his brain to hell did in fact wipe out George's symptoms.
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Amazingly, doctors detected no other brain damage and determined through numerous psychological evaluations that his IQ was unaffected. George went back to school and became an A-grade student. We assume his relationship with his mother remained shaky at best.
By the way, if you're thinking you've read this story on Cracked before, you haven't -- it's just that we've previously discussed at least two other cases where people accidentally cured one mental illness or another with a well-placed bullet. Still, do we need to tell you not to try this? We're thinking the success rate is pretty low.