Re: How did that accident happen? Whoops just like that.
This reminds me of an old joke:
Three men (a lawyer, a doctor, and an engineer) are all about to be executed for various minor crimes. In this particular country, the guillotine is still used as the only means of punishment.
The executioner asks "who will go first". The lawyer steps forward. He is asked if he would prefer to face down, or face up? He says that "I want to see my fate coming, so I will face up".
They close the neck of the lawyer in the guillotine, hoist the blade to the top, and trip the release. The blade comes down with a wooshing sound, then with a thud, it stops just above the lawyers neck. The lawyer shouts to the executioner "Let me out. I've read your laws, and if you try, but fail to execute me, I get to go free!" The executioner confers with the magistrate, and after a few minutes of heated discussions, agrees to set the lawyer free.
After tinkering with the guillotine for a few minutes, the doctor is asked whether he would like to face up, or face down. He responded that he would also like to be face up. They lock him in the guillotine, hoist the blade, trip the release, and the same thing happens. The blade stops with a loud thud. He tells the executioner "I heard what the lawyer said. You have to let me go free". The executioner annoyed, agrees to free the doctor.
After more tinkering with the guillotine, the engineer is asked the same question about facing up or facing down. He answers "well, it worked for the lawyer and the doctor, so I will face up". They lock him in, hoist the blade, and just before the executioner trips the release, the engineer yells "wait, I think I see your problem..."