I woke up to a flat tire. I had the car towed. The technician spotted a "thumb-sized" hole very near the wheel. Is it possible that I could have failed to notice such damage during my last use of the vehicle?
My understanding was that with a hole that size, or damage of that magnitude, that it would be very noticeable and even go nearly immediately flat, causing problems steering, etc.
EDIT: Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures, the old tire is at the shop where it was replaced. The hole was "thumb-sized", but without much effort I could fit both of my thumbs in the hole, and there was no "bottom" to speak of as far as depth.