Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.
My machine will take off a head in a twinkling, and the victim will feel nothing but a refreshing coolness. We can not make too much haste, gentlemen, to allow the nation to take this advantage.
J.I. Guilollotin, inventor of the guillotime
Ed. note: how did he know about the "refreshing coolness" ?