A Gruesome Example of Historical Irony

After the guillotine was invented, the story goes, the inventor wasn’t happy with its performance using a horizontal blade. A prominent French individual, whose hobby was watchmaking, suggested that an angled blade would cut much better, and the blades were replaced. The amateur watchmaker was Louis XVI.


Within the past 200 years, the most efficient entity for murdering people has been their own governments:
•Mao – 45 million
•Stalin – 40 million
•Hitler – 17 million (total holocaust)
•Lenin – 12 million