Posts tagged
‘Guillotine’

Monsieur de Paris’s Orchid Buttonhole

Monsieur de Paris’s Orchid Buttonhole A profile of the next-to-last public execution of France, Louis Deibler.

Cutting Off One’s Head: Self-Decapitations of the Past

Cutting Off One’s Head: Self-Decapitations of the Past: A post on ingenious self-decapitations inspired by the story of the Tulsa man found in his garage bound hand and foot, with his head cut off. Naturally the police suspect suicide. Here, ripped from the headlines of yesterday’s newspapers, are some cutting-edge examples of decapitation deaths and their infernal machines.

Inventive Deaths: How to Die in a Better Mousetrap

Inventive Deaths: How to Die in a Better MousetrapInventors often seem a hapless lot. If they aren’t being blown up by their own patented explosive shells, they hang themselves from their own perpetual motion machines or are found wandering the streets of great cities, hopelessly insane when their creations fail to make them rich….A look at obscure inventors—mostly Americans–who died at the hands of their better mousetraps.