I'll never understand the attraction of professional bullfighting. Though bullfighting is not a mainstream sport in the states, there are millions of bullfighting fans around the world who follow the sport religiously.
Most fans watch bullfighting in macabre anticipation of seeing a gruesome accident similar to what happened to this bullfighter.
Spanish bullfighter Julio Aparicio had the unfortunate luck of stumbling during his match with a bull at the arena of Las Ventas in Madrid on Friday (May 21).
Like a shark smelling blood in the water, the bull didn't hesitate to take advantage of Aparicio's misstep by charging and goring him with a horn right up and through Aparicio's chin and out his mouth.
For a few horrific seconds, Aparicio was impaled on the tip of the bull's horn and dragged for several yards before help finally arrived.
Luckily, the horn didn't sever a major artery, or Aparicio probably wouldn't have survived his ambulance trip to a nearby hospital where he was treated for internal injuries to his chin, jaw and mouth. Yuck.
WARNING: If you've already eaten and you don't want to lose your breakfast all over your keyboard, DO NOT watch the video of the goring after the break. You have been warned!