Can you keep blinking after your head is cut off? One man sought to answer this very question, but doing so would cost him his life.
This is the story of a French chemist, who during the Reign of Terror in France, following the revolution, was sentenced to the guillotine. As a chemist he was inquisitive by nature. Always wanting to know the answers to unknown questions. One of the questions that he wanted an answer to was can you keep blinking after your head is cut off?