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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Everything About Paris

Everything About Paris
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History Question
Dr. Guillotin promoted the device famously named after him to:
1. Execute more people
2. Be more humane
3. Offer a public spectacle
4. Promote his line of kitchen knives

Answer
2....Be more humane
The good doctor was actually opposed to capital punishment and wanted it abolished. He hoped that the more humane guillotine (invented by Antoine Louis and for a short time called the Louisette) would bring Paris closer to ending the death penalty. Alas, his strategy backfired.