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Are you in the genuflecting business? [Oct. 21st, 2005|05:16 pm]
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Those condemned to die by the axe in Medieval and Renaissance England were obliged to tip their executioner to ensure that he would complete the job in one blow. In some executions, notably that of Mary, Queen of Scots., it took fifteen whacks of the blade before the head was severed.

From: lickedastopsign
2005-10-22 10:21 am (UTC)
there was this one scientist, i forget his name, who was sentenced to death by the guilotine. he wanted to know how long a head could still function after being cut off so he told his assistant to could how many times he could blink after being beheaded, before he would completely have no control anymore. the assitant recorded 14 times.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-23 12:30 pm (UTC)
Interesting. Your icon is awesome! LOL!
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