9 Insane Torture Techniques

Submitted by: RedRen 7 years ago in
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/37449

Get a load of these torture techniques used worldwide to kill, dismember, or otherwise cause inordinate amounts of pain.
There are 41 comments:
Female 33
the worst torture technique is the old driping water on forehead trick...... horrible
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Male 1,485
that is sick
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Male 10,440
Yay! I finally found some non-christian torture techniques!
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Female 74
grim.
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Female 5,222
punished for having a misscarriage? that is so sad :(
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Male 275
yeah the flies one is the worst.
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Male 71
I`m buying bamboo now!
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Male 4,547
Panth:
Not in this list, but it was an inquisitional and Japanese torture technique. The Inquisition made it worse though, by making it pee instead of water.
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Female 434
The iron maiden also had a trapdoor bottom in case the person inside died.
The torturers could just take it to the pier or pit or whatever and open the bottom- no need to get their hands dirty!
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Male 4,290
We`re a lovely species.
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Male 147
I`ve actually heard it called the pear of agony, and the administrator had the choice of heating it up red hot first.....
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Male 845
imagine waiting in line for the choke pear cus you lied, then you find out the guy in front of you is gay. haha
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Male 562
What kind of people think up this stuff
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Male 516
why is it that no articles from mental_floss ever load for me? i get the sidebar but the actual article never loads...
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Male 360
wouldnt even load for me, but didnt we have one of these a few days ago?
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Male 1,666
Well at least they were creative.
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Male 36
One of the crimes listed for the pear thing is having a miscarriage. wow...
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Female 75
Wow... It would really suck to have a miscarriage in the middle ages... *shiver* :(
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Male 10,855
ugh horrible.
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Female 4,028
So many lists of torture methods I`ve come across and they all manage to differ at least slightly. Our ancestors were cruel, hey?
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Female 1,004
Oh, just took it forever to load for me. Fine now.

"this is the device that the metal band Iron Maiden took their name from."
Really? I thought it was the other way around! Huh! Learn something new every day.

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Male 25,416
Stomping by elephant! poor elephants!
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Male 1,403
haha death by anal
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Male 1,108
No they are racist biggots who need their mouths washing out.
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Male 1,590
Handsompod said:
"I know some people who still think soap is evil."

Are they French?

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Female 1,004
Huh. Not working for me, for some reason.
Sad face.
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Male 3,425
The flies one was kind of sick...
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Female 122
Having a miscarriage is a crime in the same respect as "being a witch".
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Male 1,108
Nidonemo, I know some people who still think soap is evil.
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Male 62
Ah, the golden years... Don`t we all miss them?
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Male 742
Yeah seriously,a miscarriage.
WTF?
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Female 90
They stick too many things up the butt and va-jay...
I cant sit down i feel awkward o_O
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Male 9,306
nirosaki, this was back in the days where people thought that soap was evil.
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Female 654
HAVING A MISCARRIAGE? WHAT? HOW THE drat IS THAT A CRIME?
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Male 9,306
Humans suck. >_<
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Male 126
i feel bad for the ppl punished with that things.
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Male 1,148
`this is the device that the metal band Iron Maiden took their name from.` Yea it is!
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Male 4,594
WHEE! Now that was fun!
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Female 9,475
Wait, no waterboarding?
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Female 3,828
they did a mythbusters episode on the bamboo torture, and proved that it works. bamboo is strong and pointy
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Female 209
Link: 9 Insane Torture Techniques [Rate Link] - Get a load of these torture techniques used worldwide to kill, dismember, or otherwise cause inordinate amounts of pain.
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