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Friday, November 24, 2006

Important discoveries..and not so important ones!

1794 May 8

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is beheaded in the early days of the French Revolution. It was Lavoisier who had discovered oxygen.
It is said that he had told his friends that he would start blinking as the guillotine blade fell and they were to to see how long his eyes carried on blinked after his head was severed.............
The result was some 15 seconds!


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