All these torture instruments come from the private collection of Fernand Meysonnier, the last executioner of French Algeria. From 1947 to 1961 Fernand Meysonnier executed more than 200. In 1961, shortly before Algerian independence, Fernand Meyssonnier went to Tahiti where he met his future wife with whom he had a daughter, and founded several businesses.
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For foreigners, learning to speak Chinese is a hard task. But learning to read the beautiful, often complex characters of the Chinese written language may be less difficult. ShaoLan walks through a simple lesson in recognizing the ideas behind the characters and their meaning — building from a few simple forms to more complex concepts. Call it Chineasy.
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Image Credit & Copyright: Pavel SmilykExplanation: Currently, comet PANSTARRS is passing nearly in front of the galaxy Andromeda. Coincidentally, both comet and galaxy appear now to be just about the same angular size. In physical size, even though Comet PANSTARRS is...
National flags made from each country’s traditional foods look impressive and delicious.