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When a guillotine falls in the forest, and there's no one to hear it...

The body of a 41-year-old man was found in a wooded area next to a guillotine he built and used to kill himself, police said.
The man, from the Detroit suburb of Melvindale, was discovered Monday by workers from a shopping center near his home.
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I've been meaning to post this story, which I'm sure by now has been seen by just about everyone. It's an example of what can be accomplished by one person with just a little determination and creativity. Now the police describe the device as six feet tall, which is very short for a guillotine (although the Nazis kept some short ones busy. These guillotines compensated for the short drop with an overweight blade). It also describes a 'swing arm', which sounds more like a counter-balanced scythe bolted to the tree, but who is keeping score?

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