HISTORY'S METHODS OF EXECUTION THAT WERE GRUESOME
Added on: 22nd May 2015
This is pretty much exactly what the elephants would do except in
Europe and America it was typically used to extract a plea.
Every the time the victim refused, more weight was added to the their chest.
The preferred method of execution by the American mafia,
your feet were placed in cement blocks and you were thrown in the river.
Another form of execution by drowning, rather than using cement
blocks, the French would tie a man and a woman together
before throwing them in the water.
Possibly the least violent on this list, the guillotine was the first method
of execution operating under the assumption that capital punishment
was intended to end lives rather than inflict pain. The last execution
by guillotine in France was in 1977.
WALKING THE PLANK
Although the intention was for the victim to drown, they were many
eaten by the sharks that tended to follow the ships instead.
This ancient Persian method of execution involved leaving the victim
in a tree trunk with only their head, hands, and feet protruding.
They would then be thrown in a stagnant pond and as their faeces
accumulated insects would begin to breed in within their skin.
Death could often take up to 2 weeks.
Practiced by many drug cartels in South America, this involved
cutting open the victim’s throat and pulling their tongue out
through the opening.
Famously used in Italy, it was just large enough to fit one person
in its torso. A fire would be lit beneath it and as the person slowly
cooked their screams would be acoustically converted to
“bull sounds” emitted from the mouth and smoke from their
body would be expelled from the nose.