today i learned – thurs 4th may 2017

alright! super late writing this one πŸ™ˆ so we’re going to get straight into it 😏. regardless, i think you’re going to like this one because it might just blow your mind. 

#tdil that when the first star wars film came out, the french were still executing people with a guillotine 😳.

i know right?! i thought beheadings had stopped in, like, the victorian ages … apparently not. 

in fact, the french didn’t stop using this brutal method of death until the 10th september 1977, the day that the last person to be beheaded – hamida djandoubi – lost his noggin due to a large falling blade.

as you can imagine, capital punishment as a whole had a lot of opposition but the final beheading was one of the final nails in the coffin. doctors on the scene at mr.djandoubi’s beheading confirmed that the dude has been responsive for a full 30 seconds after his noggin was detached πŸ˜… #basicallyacockroach.

capital punishment in france was eventually abolished entirely in 1981 πŸ™‚ and the guillotine is now on display in a museum πŸ‘πŸ»

right, that’s all for today because i’m slightly late πŸ™ˆ hope you enjoyed! 

night y’all! πŸ™ƒ #tdil


pretty short one tonight πŸ˜… if you feel that you haven’t had your fill of mad facts just yet, why don’t you take a look at the rest of my blog –>here<– 😏


(turns out … there aren’t many free to use pictures of french guillotines πŸ˜… so i’ve had to use a picture from 1583 or something like that! copyright can be found –>here<–

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