In an effort to teach people a lesson about something super profound I'm sure, Berlin University of the Arts students Iman Rezai and Rouven Materne have constructed a colorful guillotine, and are planning on using it to execute a live lamb if the Internet wills it.

"There were people who wanted to forbid us to do this. There were people who celebrated the idea from day one. And there were some people who were afraid of us," says Materne in a video of the "performance piece" uploaded online last week.

The two are inviting users to vote on the young sheep's fate at So far so good: the majority of voters have so far opposed the sacrificial stunt.

But with three weeks remaining, and the prospect of the Internet's seedier elements learning about this experiment growing exponentially with each passing day, the poor animal might be done for.

[screengrab via YouTube]