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Friday Fun Facts 4 – Did you know? The Guillotine in France

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic:

The last execution by Guillotine in France happened not so long ago. Over 200 years ago, the French discovered and adopted the Guillotine.

The Guillotine was designed by the surgeon Antoine Louis inspired by devices found in Italy. Dr. Louis perfected his new toy by practicing on the corpses left behind by his botched surgeries and a few sheep (dinner?). …Continue reading here for the interesting details on this device that was used for public executions including one in 1977 at Baumettes Prison in Marseille (ok, maybe it is a less than fun fact).

Via:: Girl Gone Gallic

      

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