20 Gnarliest Torture Devices of All Time

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And you thought you had it bad when your Mom made you eat soap (Warning: graphic).
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Female 505
Also, there`s one called water boarding, where they strap you to an inclined board, so your feet are above your head, then pour water on your face to make it seem like you`re drowning. And the rope, where they don`t give you anything to drink for a few days, then put a long rope with knots in your mouth. Then they take a drink of water in front of you, which causes a swallowing reflex and you swallow the rope inch by inch till it`s almost all the way down, then thy tie the end to a horses tail and make it run so the rope comes out along with your intestines.
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Female 505
Damn, I`d just tell them the stuff they wanted to know and recieve a quick death.
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Male 46
I know some people who would rather enjoy number 12, the pear, and the Judas Cradle..
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Male 19
Just goes to show you how ignorant and close minded some people were back then.
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Male 287
meh whatever...
Wow, I`m really desensitized to just about anything aren`t I?
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Female 486
Reading about the Iron Maiden made my eyes hurt...
Ughhhhghghh. >x<
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Female 11
OH MY GOSH.
The saw is the worst >.<
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Female 523
I remember seeing some of these things on a class trip in 7th grade. We went to some Medieval Times place, and they had a sort of museum area with all sorts of torture devices. There was one that ripped the breasts off women; I forgot what it looked like though. If I find a picture of it, I`ll post it up.
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you mean a mammogram?
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Female 963
Ughh. This was so disgusting... yet so intriguing at the same time. :-/
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Female 26
That makes me want to throw up.
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Female 837
LMFAO!! primetimekin, your comment was the best.

I was thinking the same thing when I saw that, actually. (About the direct tv thing.)

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Female 348
extremely gross but very interesting :-)
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Male 174
omg u sick f*c*k*r*s
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Female 338
I can think of several people who would not think of "the pear" as torture at all.
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Female 662
I wish they were more detailed. I like learning about torture devices, as sick as that may seem.
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Male 36
This, is a testament to the sheer depravity of humanity. and the thought that "Christians" used them in the thought that they were bettering people? disgusting.
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Male 35
All I`m saying is glad I live in this day and age. O.o
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Female 2,074
Ew, Groogle, that picture is nasty! Haha, I think it`s the stuff that nightmares could be made of!

Eww!

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Female 2,074
This is sick, but interesting.
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Male 83
I thought the worst were 16,6,5,and 2.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 7,933
I can handle 20. I would crawl not walk. 19 is very effective. 18 seems fair. 17 It would be worse if they canceled his sports package on Direct TV. 16, sure way to get an answer out of him. 15 ouch. 14 ouch. 13 this is the one i knew for sure was going to be on the list. 12 can you say goatse? 11 Its only a warm-up torture. 10 Been there for awhile, not impressed. 9 interesting... 8 it was used for witches, good cause. 7 It has the name Judas, cant be good. 6 That should be named Judas. 5 Well it is counterfeit, and David Blaine can escape from that. 4 Seems effective. 3 Good ol` Algiers, I must say this was creative. 2 That has to suck. 1 That also must hurt.

And I still think 1 on that list should be reading online comments and not being able to comment. MUST...REGISTER...HE...IS...WRONG...

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Male 54
The thought of the saw will stay with me for a while. Horrible stuff.
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Female 246
I remember many years ago watching a documentary on torture. It was hard to watch, but interesting. One of the ones that made me cringe that wasn`t on this list was they would set hundred pound weights on your rib cage until it caved in. People are twisted
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Male 170
I believe the Catholic Church made good use of that head crusher back in the day. But then, what religion hasn`t used soemthing on this list?
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Male 2,395
Ugh.. the cradle should be no. 1. >_>
Nasty.
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Male 136
number 2, 9 and 15 would be the worst
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Female 165
Oh-ho! Wow, look at all those things. Someone had to have been extremely creative to come up with all that. I wonder if I can do better -- I`ll go to my drawing pad and see what I can come up with.
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Male 10,440
Wow. That was disturbing.
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Male 107
lets really hope that those things wont be used again. The saw seems the most gorey to me.
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Female 116
I remember seeing some of these things on a class trip in 7th grade. We went to some Medieval Times place, and they had a sort of museum area with all sorts of torture devices. There was one that ripped the breasts off women; I forgot what it looked like though. If I find a picture of it, I`ll post it up.
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Male 271
Why isn`t anybody saying #6, the cradle is the worst? Wow, I wouldn`t like that happening to me...
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Male 196
Emmagonehype: "i would be fine with 20 cos im a ballet dancer... could stand on my toes all day!!"

So? Then they would just let you wear them for two days, or three. They havd all the time in the world making you stand on your toes for them.

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Female 1,470
now i know why they had a low population back then...jesus
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Female 1,545
To 12waldent:

I think most people would have liked to kill themselves before being submitted to such torture, but remember that the Catholic Church ruled in the Middle Ages. And according to the Catholic Church if you kill yourself, you get an automatic ticket to hell.

So they died horrible painful deaths in the hope that they at least had some kind of chance at heaven.

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Male 395
If you go to Amsterdam, check out the Torture museum there.... it`s got a lot of this on show plus many others too, including an armchair completely covered in spikes which you are tied to, and of course the old classic, thumb screws... plus an interesting text at the end debating whether humankind has actually evolved from this kind of torture or not.
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Male 550
The description was pretty confusing. It turned out there are many variants of the wheel, most of which involve halving a person. The wheel itself was a device used for stretching a person using specifically a wheel.
The victim is tied firmly to the wheel, feet nailed to the ground. The torturer would turn a handle or utilize horses for a more painful experience - the more he pulled, the more the wheel would be turned and the more the person would be stretched. When multiple angry, hungry horses are used, the separation is instantaneous.
Sometimes the wheel itself is lit on fire.
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Female 4
if i knew i was going to be tortered for doing something bad back then....i would have just killed myself some other way......os its quicker.
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Male 946
i didnt understand #1 either, and im not sure if i want anyone to explain it haha
impalement looks worst IMO
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Female 1,984
AlfishKK,true - but the thought of getting the head chopped off is still terrifying.
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Male 89
6.... *puke*
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Male 2,720
Actually I think the `quartering by horses` would only tear 3 of your four limbs from your body, as the body would stay attached to the 4th, strongest limb/joint and horse.
So, only 75% as painful as it seems!
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Male 9
I don`t understand number 1. They just break your wrists and ankles then leave you on a wheel basically?
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Female 347
chamerion thats a funny pic, i love that show!!!
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Female 731
Lesson learned: Do NOT piss off Medieval European people.
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Male 95
Yes, but those are all NOTHING compared to the EEEEEVIL and SADISTIC tactic of WATERBOARDING, which scars you for LI-...

Oh yeah, I forgot, you get up within seconds and are over it in about 5-10 minutes, with no physical damage whatsoever. 30 seconds of freakout time in order to get someone to give up the details of how others are going to be killed, in order to prevent it.

Shocking. SHUT DOWN GITMO NOW! THEY GOT WATER ON THEIR KORANS AND THERE`S NO FILET MIGNON IN THEIR DINNERS!

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Female 263
oh god..
i hurt thinking about it.
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Male 287
Owie.
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Male 550
The iron maiden was said to have been first used on a coin-forger. Some claimed its existence to be a hoax though, but the idea of such device would sooner or later, inspire one to be created.

In 2003, Time magazine reported that they had discovered an iron maiden, showing signs of use, in the administrative compound of the Iraqi national Olympic committee in central Baghdad, which they linked to reports of torture carried out upon Iraqi athletes by the committee`s head, Uday Hussein.

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Male 12
I actually can`t bring myself to read the last one!!!!! Anyone else having the same problem???? Jeeze! The saw one was bad enough! Feel sick!
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Male 217
For people wondering where they`ve seen the hanging cage ^^, it was used to kill Robin of Loxley`s dad in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. The dunking stool was mainly used to decipher whether the accused was a witch or not. Drowning indicated you weren`t a witch. Incidently, being found guilty was punishable by death also.
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Female 268
I read all the way down to one.

I`ve heard of many of these before. Whoever thought of them and applied them were sick a-holes.

I visited a museum called the Dungeons in the City of York in England. It showed some of these.

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Female 24
i just wouldnt gte in the situation where i get accused of sumin... so i didnt get tortued


i wonder what crime u had to commit to get tortued buy the iron maiden??


x

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Female 289
I think the worst one there is the saw. Come on...OUCH!
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Male 276
Iron Maiden A.K.A. The Human Juicer
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Male 1,014
I feel physically sick. Kind of puts waterboarding in perspective.
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Female 24
i would be fine with 20 cos im a ballet dancer... could stand on my toes all day!!


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Female 55
That link isn`t working for me...wtf?
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Male 4,393
i seen The Hanging Cage beford...
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Female 48
Uh. The shoes maybe? Looked like, if you stood up, you weren`t in any pain. So, eventually, you`d tire, but you could postpone most of it.
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Female 488
god
and the way it was commented. explaining every little detail so that you don`t miss a thing.
thats f-ing sick 0_o
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Male 2,172
The guillotine was used to chop off only the hands too. After the hands are cut the victim is invited to stick his arms inside a brasier to stop the bleeding.

A blood angle was a viking torture method. Your victim must be tied with arms outstretched on two pillars first. Cut open the back of your victim verticaly and break the ribs bones one by one to expose the vital organs. Remove everything inside piece by piece.

Done.

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Female 691
Judar cradle...mmm kinky.
i think that was on that sex toys link..
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Male 2,172
They missed out the Cross, Blood angel and guillotine.
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Female 781
Bekll: "the head is still alive for three seconds after it`s chopped off." Yeah, well plenty of these tortures could last for hours or maybe even days without you dying. I think 3 seconds of agony sounds pretty humane compared to that.
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Male 12
Those are nasty!
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Male 203
For us it`s disgusting, for a medieval man it`s kinky
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Female 339
Um cool
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Female 660
I found that oddly enough entertaining...
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Female 1,572
o_0....
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Female 1,984
What about the guillotine? I mean... the head is still alive for three seconds after it`s chopped off. And the blood rushes out of the head. The eyes can still blink and move around for a bit afterwards.
It should have been on the list.

Also, so many of those were fascinating. Aren`t humans disgustingly creative? Humans can be monsters.

(Sorry if my post offended anyone.)

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Male 551
is it?
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Male 551
repost?
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Male 492
normally I`m not really effected by that gross things, but that really got to me. I was nearly physically ill.
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Male 199
My friend said he saw a chart, and said that if the dark ages wouldn`t have happened, we could`ve had computers by 1000 >_>...
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Male 666
An emperor in China once punished a woman by eating her baby.
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Male 114
Hey! I saw a whole stack of those pear things at the grocery store! who woulda thunk?

now this really makes me think... why don`t they practice these any more? ...oh yeah, they do, the government just doesn`t want you to know about it. Just like they don`t want you to know that hey control the weather.

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Male 340
The problem is the dunking stool would kill you lol. The shoes don`t really seem that bad if you can balance.
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Male 550
The jump between #20-#18 and #17 upwards is huge.
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Male 340
Is that really not better than being torn into 4 parts by horses? Cmon.
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Male 129
lol it always amuses me to see the moderate, obviously-female (no sexism intended) comments on here, that you can tell are not testosterone-pumped guys sayin such things as "whoa, damn", and the like. and the there`s chamerion...
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Male 480
lol and did you know that the executioners weren`t any people? they we`re usually doctors or something like that. they had to know the human body perfectly so they can excerpt the biggest amount of pain possible without the prisoner passing out or dying.
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Male 2,113
dang it! i deleted my old post!
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Male 602
Hydrolysate, that`s not true, if you read carefully, there`s 4 prongs, so 2 are going into your chest too...
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Female 1,677
Oh man, when I went to France in high school, we saw a museum full of torture devices. I think it was in that little medieval-type place Carcassonne?

I remember at the time I was most disgusted with the Judas Cradle (although I`m not sure they called it that there) being a female and all. It`s one thing to see pictures, but man, seeing them all up close and in person really screws with the brain- just imagining how they were used and knowing they were. *Shudder*
Interesting though.

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Male 2,113
dang just........dang
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Male 17
wow....glad i didnt live back then
some of those are pretty twisted
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Female 116
I want to watch quartering by horses.
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Male 340
I would take #19, that`s the most painless.
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Male 332
poo, if you had a choice in which torture you would receive, what would you pick?

I can`t even decide! There all so painful...

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Male 686
haha i remember seeing a "Pear" on a fishing boat on holidays. i thought it was an anchor and showed my dad. he didnt know what it was, well now i do!
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Female 93
Those were disgusting, but oddly intriguing.
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Female 523
hey so who`s joining me in the witness protection program. I mean, if someone who doesn`t like me finds this page and is feeling spiteful... holy poo this makes me want to just shoot myself in the head right now so none of this ever happens. the stretching ones are the worst, and the saw... and the head crusher is still used? damn i`d tell them what they want to know and get the hell out of there.
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Male 57
Crazy stuff, the more I read the more I wondered what it would be like to go through that. I would think it would be just as hard to administer the torture as it would be to receive IMO.
On a side note I liked how the guard using the Saw was smiling.
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Male 3,296
that judas cradle was the worst to me
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Female 781
All of them are awful, but #2, the saw, and #17, the boots, really make me physically ill.

There is nothing that sickens me more than the idea of torture. If you`re going to murder someone, then do it--but the idea of causing as much pain as you can before they die just disgusts me so much.

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Female 1,397
That was so disturbing to look at even two, I feel sick.
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Male 437
Haha, Iron Maiden. I`m gonna have nightmares about lots of those tonight...
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Female 1,492
that was very hard for me to read.
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Male 340
You have no chance to survive make your time. Ha Ha Ha Ha ....
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Female 235
DISGUSTING!
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Female 427
OOOOhh goodness, water torture has always given me the jibbilies.
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Male 340
#3, #12, and #15 were gnarly as hell.
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Female 178
And people have the nerve to say lethal injection is cruel and inhumane.
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Female 18
It truly never ceases to amaze me what people will dream up to do to each other. It really makes you wonder about the sick apes that thought this stuff up. And the things like it that are still going on in the world today.
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Male 3,301
Lord of the Rings has NOTHING on this. Jeez!!!
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Male 480
i saw an exposition of those things in mexico, pretty awesome
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Male 56
That`s some sick sh*t!
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Female 216
The damn link keeps making my computer freeze up!!!
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Male 20,917
Some of those things could be on this list.
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Male 550
Link: 20 Gnarliest Torture Devices of All Time [Rate Link] - And you thought you had it bad when your Mom made you eat soap (Warning: graphic).
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