Brain surgery is hard, but being awake while it is done to you presumably isn't exactly easy either. So a standing ovation to Roger Frisch of the Minnesota Orchestra, who not only stayed alert while an electrode was inserted deep in his thalamus, but played the violin throughout the process.

Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/brain/man-fiddles-his-violin-during-his-own-brain-surgery#r45ExEi3UllKiGPd.99