paper cuts

FAST CO: Papercraft Guillotine Records Its Victims' Last Moments

Originally designed by Dr. Antoine Louis back in the late 18th century, the guillotine is one of the few design classics you don't really want to have first-hand insight into. As part of a new multimedia installation, though, you can now have an authentic guillotining experience for yourself—and walk away with nothing worse than a paper cut on the back of your neck.

Created by paper artist Mandy Smith and interactive artist Hal KirklandPaper Cuts gives participants a chance to experience the snicker-snack of the French Revolution's famous instrument of death. And here's the gimmick: The guillotine is made entirely out of paper, right down to the blade.