Guillotines often backfired, leaving the victim’s head even more strongly attached than it was before the attempt.

ralfmaximus:

Guillotine a million people and statistically one or two will survive the experience. They will pass on their genes; it’s natural selection.

Thus, French people began passing guillotine immunity onto their offspring, rendering the device ineffective. 

THAT is why it’s no longer used much today.

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