Fun Fact: Why A Dentist Invented The Electric Chair

Electric chair

The Electric Chair was the idea of Dr. Alfred P. Southwick who saw an intoxicated man die quickly after touching a live generator. The reason why he chose a chair was because he was a dentist and was used to working with chairs. He saw the electric chair as a more humane form of execution than hanging.

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