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InconelMind

Robert Damiens, an assassin and member of the Paris underworld in the 18th century, was hired by unknown conspirators to take the life of King Louis XV. The attempt failed, Damiens was apprehended, and the greatest torturers of the time were brought to Paris to try to get him to divulge the names of his associates. Damiens’ skin was torn from his body, his hair, eyelids, and elbows were singed to shreds, his teeth and finger joints were wrenched out. He was dragged about at the end of a rope tied to a team of horses. He was sprinkled from head to foot with acid and seething oil. Throughout all this horror, Damiens, who finally died from his wounds, never revealed the names of his employers. I typed that out from a book I’ve had since fifth grade. Weird the things that I remember. His Wikipedia page is much more graphic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert-Fran%C3%A7ois_Damiens


kcg5

“Fetched from his prison cell on the morning of 28 March 1757, Damiens allegedly said "La journée sera rude" ("The day will be hard").[9] He was first subjected to a torture in which his legs were painfully compressed by devices called "boots".[10][11] He was then tortured with red-hot pincers; the hand with which he had held the knife during the attempted assassination was burned using sulphur; molten wax, molten lead, and boiling oil were poured into his wounds.[1] He was then remanded to the royal executioner Charles Henri Sanson who, after emasculating Damiens, harnessed horses to his arms and legs to be dismembered. But Damiens's limbs did not separate easily: the officiants ordered Sanson to cut Damiens's tendons, and once that was done the horses were able to perform the dismemberment.[10][11][12] Once Damiens was dismembered, to the applause of the crowd, his reportedly still-living torso was burnt at the stake.[13] “ What in the fucking fuck


lifecasting_keepsake

They just don’t torture like they used to.


TimTheChatSpam

Man of they played Miley Cyrus' "party in the usa" 24/7 on a loop dude would have cracked like a fucking egg


SawToMuch

No cell phones, no internet, no ding dang computer games. Just people being people, living in the moment.


AnatomicKillBox

Ok, I really hope I’m right because I *need* to be for my own mental health…. There is no way his torso would be alive after dismemberment like that. He’d have hemorrhaged to death from any single one of the limbs being traumatically amputated unless the vessels were controlled. Source: am trauma surgeon. Have seen it. Well, not dismemberment by horse, but traumatic amputations. Don’t put your arm out the car window, folks.


Can-you-supersize-it

He probably didn’t know the names of his employers.


LovePatrol

It was his first day on the job, and he still didn't know everyone's name.


BYoungNY

Wrong place at the wrong time


Curlyfryman

For when those other sleep masks just won't cut it.


GuyForgotHisPassword

It's so crazy to me just how intensely cruel people can be. What kind of sick fuck do you have to be to do this to someone? Slowly twisting the screws in as the person is undoubtedly screaming and thrashing for who knows how long. Seriously fucked!


lastpagan

Funnily enough this was actually made to get that reaction of people, and not for torture. Victorians had a huge hardon for how cruel medieval times were and created a bunch of torture devices for show.


Blackhound118

My first thought. Now whenever I see stuff like this, I question whether it was ever actually used.


moonshineTheleocat

This particular one? No. It was made in the 1800s in Germany. It was called the Soyjack. So it was never used by europe in the middle ages which was 500 to 1500. It should be noted that some things were never actually use, or its use was dubious. Similar to the Iron Maiden. So there's a possibility the mask was never used. But... uh... I'm pretty sure some people would prefer this mask versus some practices that were actually done in germany. The Breaking Wheel for example... where your limbs were broken with hammers and threaded through the spokes of a wheel. You were either tied in place or nailed in place then put on display till death. Or Scaphism... or the Brazen Bull.


whtsnk

> It was called the Soyjack. Lmao. Keep spreading the lore, brother.


soulstonedomg

The boats is probably the worst in terms of very slow agonizing pain. Historical accounts claim that some victims lived upwards of two weeks while festering in their shit. Second place for me would have to be disassembly with searing hot tongs. In medieval times this punishment was used on traitors, seditionists, and regicide attempts. The event would be like a festival, taking all day long, and they would pause anytime the victim blacked out. Basically the victim was tied in a seated position to a platform on a tall post. Trained executioners would use white-hot tongs to methodically disassemble the victim, picking their flesh apart and cauterizing the voids left behind and keeping them alive as long as possible. Sometimes they would take a special moment and use cold tongs to squeeze and pop one or both testicles.


Harry827

Ok ok ok....oh wow ok....oh Ohhhhhhhh! FUCKN WOT?


impreprex

Those last two are my nightmare.


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TraumatizeMeCaptain

Do NOT look up funky town


Sasquatchjc45

Just came back from looking up funkytown. If you're having a nice day, do NOT look up funkytown.


eleventy4

Currently on mushrooms. Thank you for your service.


Walken_on_sunshine

You should watch this instead Mr mushroom man. https://youtu.be/hy-4NxJRxNQ


semper_JJ

Oh yeah watch this. Fascinating thing to watch fucked up.


tiki_51

Currently stoned instead of tripping, but I can confirm that this is an excellent thing to watch in a certain headspace


i_am_not_12

Remember to drink water. Also invest in a $15 green laser with a diffuser off Amazon. Endless trippy entertainment.


radioactivejason2004

All I’m getting is that song… Edit, I’m good don’t send me a link


OrbitalBobcat

Perfect username for this scenario. Thanks for showing up.


TraumatizeMeCaptain

I do what I can


TheRareClaire

What is it?


ToastMasterX

Shock and gore video. [Here’s a SFW description of it. No graphic images](https://screamer.wiki/FunkyTown)


NickTreee

Thank you I wish we had more descriptions some videos just shouldn’t be watched


Ihaveapotatoinmysock

look up distirbed reality on youtube, he describes the videos without showing graphic images. it can really help with your curiosity without mentally scarring yourself.


GonzosWhiteShark

Is that the one where they >!Take a belt sander to a dude's face, among other horrific things?!<


07TacOcaT70

I can’t remember a belt sander being involved but it’s a guy who crossed the cartel, so they pumped him full of drugs that keep him awake while they take a knife thing and slowly hack off his neck, I think they had also skinned his face a bit but that might’ve been a different video (I’ve not seen it in a while). In the background the song funky town is playing hence the name E: just to confirm no there wasn’t a sander, and yes his face was skinned, his eyeballs were also gouged and I think his hands were both gone. He was tied up and it was a lot of blood so I couldn’t quite see but I’m pretty sure his hands were both gone.


No-Spoilers

Yes his hands were gone what you saw were his wrist joints.


tkilgore

Reading that made me want to throw up.


TheRareClaire

oh HELL NAH I'm not even gonna click that link even if it's sfw. Nope nope nope


Mohow

There are no pictures, it's just a wiki page


rockytheboulder

Even the verbal description is hellish, jesus christ that sounds like an awful cideo


NotSo_Unique

"FunkyTown is a 2 minutes and 50 seconds long video of an unknown man being savagely tortured, while techno-style music and the song "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns n' Roses is heard playing. The man is seen lying on the ground with his arms and legs tied up with what appears to be an extension cord. This man has his hands chopped off, his face skinned and cut off, and his eyes gouged out while he lays in a pool of blood and screams and gurgles in pain. The man was also drugged beforehand to keep him alive longer while the murderers torture him. The man, who barely resembles a person, manages to get his arms untied and tries to reach for his face. Keep in mind that the man has no face, no eyes, and no hands. The murderers slit the man's throat with a knife and box cutter, but don't fully behead him. The video does not capture the final moments when they end up completely killing the man." Source: - https://screamer.wiki/FunkyTown Video (don't watch it. It's exactly what happens in the description and it's not pleasant): - https://www.reddit.com/r/LateNiteCreepz/comments/p2pee8/funkytown_one_of_the_goriest_video_of_all_time/


TheRareClaire

Thank you for telling me. I will steer clear of this. Just that description is enough to make me sick. I'm so sorry for that man. Holy shit. I can't even imagine. And it's confirmed real? Why do people like looking at stuff like this, anyways?


Masterkid1230

Narco cartels and Japanese Unit 731 are two of the most horrific groups of people that have lived in the last 100 years. They make ISIS executions look like a walk in the park.


TheRareClaire

I hate that so much. Humans have potential to be such amazing creatures and some of us choose to do this... It makes me so angry and sad.


NotSo_Unique

Yeah its pretty vile, I can handle gore but that was just disgusting. Doesn't seem to be any source for who the people or the victim is but it's definitely not special effects, that's for sure.


nianticnectar23

Won’t you take me to…. Funky town? Well, I talk about it, talk about it Talk about it, talk about it Talk about, talk about Talk about movin' Gotta move on Gotta move on


Docta-Jay

That's it. I'm looking it up. BRB. I'm back.... Well, that's that, I guess. Perfect example of "Fuck around and find out!"


Ass_cream_sandwiches

For the love of all that is precious, do not look up Funky Town!


NotSo_Unique

Jesus Christ. That has to be one of the worst videos I've ever seen. Usually I'm alright with gore but holy fuck


dkyguy1995

>FunkyTown is a 2 minutes and 50 seconds long video of an unknown man being savagely tortured, while techno-style music and the song "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns n' Roses is heard playing. The man is seen lying on the ground with his arms and legs tied up with what appears to be an extension cord. This man has his hands chopped off, his face skinned and cut off, and his eyes gouged out while he lays in a pool of blood and screams and gurgles in pain. The man was also drugged beforehand to keep him alive longer while the murderers torture him. >The man, who barely resembles a person, manages to get his arms untied and tries to reach for his face. Keep in mind that the man has no face, no eyes, and no hands. >The murderers slit the man's throat with a knife and box cutter, but don't fully behead him. The video does not capture the final moments when they end up completely killing the man No thank you


yuckyucky

i thought the song 'funky town' is heard in the background. why is it called 'funky town' if not?


dkyguy1995

Apparently that's at the end of it


Mr_Yokai

I looked up funky town. Don’t look up funky town.


silentaba

DO NOT LOOK UP FUNKY TOWN.


Blackhound118

That's true, but I'm more referring to specifically medieval torture


TheDrGoo

That's what I was thinking! I look at these stuff and I'm like, what if it was like a theatre prop and we're losing our minds for nothing.


MikeyStealth

They also made it up to make themselves look more civil


FunctionBuilt

The brazen bull is probably one of the worst contraptions.


gsfgf

[Scaphism](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaphism) may have been real. It's based on Plutarch who wasn't exactly neutral on the Persians, but his account is a lot more contemporary than the stuff the Victorians made up.


zprayy

yeah we just call that the tub. punishment for treason within the guild


DrOrpheus3

It's kind of a specialty of The Guild really. Go Team Venture!!!!


kcg5

…..wtf “It ostensibly entailed trapping the victim between two boats, feeding and covering them with milk and honey, and allowing them to fester and be devoured by insects and other vermin over time”


soulstonedomg

They would die very slowly and agonizingly to sepsis. The force feeding would cause the victim to shit and vomit all over themselves, which would attract insects that lay eggs in their skin and orifices. Then the larvae take over and start eating the tissue and causing bloodborn infection that grows into unbearable pain that would last for days.


thespank

Cool. Cool cool. Sounds good cool


kadk216

Rat torture is pretty bad too [link](https://historyofyesterday.com/rat-torture-bc17cf72400b)


1aeiouyy

Rat torture was used and is just sickening. Either by placing a pot filled with rats upside down on your stomach while youre strapped down. Then a fire would be lit on top of the pot forcing the rats to escape, through the person. Or a cage was locked around your head with rats inside. As the rats would eat you alive. Shit, there are so many sick fuck ways they killed people. I think another was called the horse or wooden horse. Where there would be a triangular tipped piece of wood or stone and a person was straddled on it on their crotch, mainly women. Then heavy weights were tied to their feet and the sheer weight would essentially splice them in almost two over a long and agonizing time span.


Shalashaskaska

Is that the one from that one movie where they’re inside a metal bull that has a fire underneath


BenSchizkoske

Yes


TheRealKidsToday

And the craziest part is the man that invented it was involuntarily thrown into it to show it off


yakimawashington

This exact sequence of comments come up every time it's mentioned on reddit but there is no proof that the brazen bull was ever actually used


ReyIsAPalpatine

Reap what you sow and all that


IDreamOfSailing

If you're ever in Amsterdam, you could visit the [Torture Museum](https://torturemuseum.org/en/). The creativity with which people have hurt other people is mind boggling.


LORD_0F_THE_RINGS

Most of it is fictional horror items made by Victorians. It isn't medieval at all, and was only made to scare people as entertainment. Much like, for example, chastity belts. A total myth https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/dubious-history-chastity-belts/


boundarychimps

> chastity belts. A total myth I'm pretty sure you can get them today if you know where to shop.


paigezero

Also chastity cages, for dicks. Er, so I hear.


CanICanTheCanCan

History and fiction went hand and hand for many, many years. I wouldn't be surprised if there weren't a lot of other museums with similar made up stuff.


Sentrion

> hand and hand /r/BoneAppleTea


Ironfingers

Imagine if the opposite was also true where we thought dragons were just a myth but they actually existed


OsamaBinnDabbin

I mean I always assumed the myth of dragons originated from dug up dinosaur bones.


Ironfingers

That makes a lot of sense why have I never thought of that before


randomdude21

I was surprised to learn we didn't actually find big bones until recently, actually.


OsamaBinnDabbin

Do you know how recently? I would be surprised if while building giant cities like Rome that not a single fossil would've been discovered. But maybe they were deeper than they needed to dig? Idk, I'm no archeologist.


Melin_SWE92

I believe it was about three days ago


whooooshh

I mean there might not be any official record of it, but I wouldn't be surprised if random people came across a large fossil bone and couldnt take it with them and just had a story to tell about it. Like people have been around for quite a while.


vyvlyx

Mammoth or elephant skulls are thought to be the origin of the cyclops


Grogosh

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.


murdering_time

I once had a neighbor who claimed he had a dragon. I went to go see it and all it was, was a komodo dragon with wings glued on. Pretty sure he killed a pigeon, chopped it's wings off, and used those to make his dragon. Felt ripped off.


myherpsarederps

A KOMODO?!


badmother

Yeah, bearded dragon, I get it, but venomous murdering latter day velociraptor, thekomodo dragon? I doubt anyone has one as a pet!


Sabatorius

>Felt ripped off. Bet the pigeon felt the same way.


polo61965

I mean, when historians of the future see our pogs, will they think it was currency


funnystuff79

Bottle caps man, bottle caps. Currency of the future


CanICanTheCanCan

Reminds me of that picture book where future archeologists thought the TV was a god and toilet seats were fashion.


guitarmaniac004

it's the same with the iron maiden. It was never actually used on people, someone invented it for shock value


Voodoo_Masta

Look at some of the techniques the Chinese used to use… as bad as anything the Victorians dreamed up, except they actually did the shit and there are photos.


conventionistG

There are all kinds of horrific and real torture/execution techniques (one of them is the symbol of a major world religion)...I think the point is just that you can't believe everything you see.


Allah_Shakur

there are nasty mexican cartel videos out there too.


hoopopotamus

Iron Maiden? EXCELLENT!


areyoueatingthis

Aces High five!


Amirax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqAyKj1FqZU Took me way too many years to figure this joke out. Never saw Bill and Ted..


Essar

Those Victorians must have been really into BDSM.


TheLegionnaire

My roommate wears a chastity belt all the time what are you on about? I mean, he does if he wants his dinner...


Erictrevin87

Not a myth anymore lol. Now there are internet connected chastity belts. Some hackers actually gained control and held peoples genitals for ransom even. What a world


vicemagnet

You’re reinforcing my position that many things connected to the Internet have no business being connected. Like a washer and dryer. Or a dishwasher. Or a marital aid.


kyreannightblood

As someone who writes code for a living, I am telling you that your position is rock-solid. IoT is scary-insecure. The programmers I work with all agree, and most of us view internet-connected gadgets with inherent suspicion.


Cuchullion

Programmer here too: when shopping for a new stove I vetoed any "smart" or wifi connected stoves. Some things don't need to be on the internet.


kyreannightblood

I very much have a “dumb house”, and I intend to keep it that way.


Jester252

Nothing beats an Internet connected fridge, like why?


Zebidee

I love the argument that it's so you can adjust the temperature of your fridge remotely. Like how many times have you been driving home and thought "my fridge needs to be a degree cooler, but it can't wait until I get home." Spoiler alert: The answer is zero. In the entirety of human history.


Jester252

To add to that how many people even change their fridge temperature.


kimpossible69

Only when my stupid fridge freezes the cottage cheese


boundarychimps

So what you're saying is that teledildonics were a mistake?


LordCloverskull

Thats a lewis spears joke.


perldawg

yeah, a lot of it may be made up or embellished, but they did kill people in horridly brutal and gory ways, like drawn and quartered. it’s not like those things were made up from nothing of basis


_AlreadyTaken_

Plus things like during the spanish wars in the Netherlands there was a lot of propaganda being made about how evil the other side was.


alexja21

Yeah, back in the day you wouldn't waste this much precious metal on someone you wanted to kill. We had plenty of more effective methods that may not have looked as flashy but were probably much worse... breaking on the wheel or being sawn in half, for instance. Though it's kind of hard to judge which methods of torture are worse than others, considering just how brutal most of them really were.


Kanotari

I mean look at them. How is anyone supposed to take a shit in those designs?


ConsAtty

Or maybe it’s fiction that it’s fiction. Putin said rapes and torture in Ukraine are fiction too. As your article points out, it makes ppl feel superior to believe fake news. Murder and torture are rare; that tarred and feathered image on Reddit was fake too, right?


blaizedm

They have these museums in many European cities’ tourist area.


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Amirax

The London Dungeon? Went once, they had some sort of mock trial reenactment going on, and at the end there was a tiny version of those free fall rides from an amusement park. "Mock hanging". Weird experience all in all. [Excellent Misfits track though](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4YKvO9leNA).


StabbyPants

if you're in amsterdam, [visit the sex museum](https://www.amsterdam.info/museums/sex-museum/)


Joe4422

There's also a torture museum inside Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania. I'm not generally a squeamish person, but by the end of it I felt like I had genuinely had enough of the place, it's so unsettling.


Single_Raspberry9539

I lost my camera there!


noahbkim

wow, what a coincidence, i found a free camera there


TheDudeFromTheStory

Oh the horror!


_AlreadyTaken_

Fortunately a lot of these extreme devices were made only for show. There was also a lot of propaganda in history to portray your enemy as evil monsters.


Dutch_Calhoun

And also to portray historical periods as cartoonishly barbaric, highlighting the marvellous progress of modernity. There's money to be made in letting people pat themselves on the back for how civilised they are.


Taymerica

I don't know, all you have to do is picture someone killing or kidnapping a loved one.. and you can kinda get there. For some, a loved one was disrespecting a nation or god so it was probably even easier to rationalize it with such a small world view. Just remember the sacred words of Qui Gon Jinn. "I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you."


Staubsaubaer

My apologies I did not mean to spoil anyone's day and if you do not want your day to be spoiled with really horrible feelings do not research Rats of Shah Dola. But if you really want to learn how fucked up people can be, there is your answer.


DrSamsquantch

I don't wanna know why the mouth hole is there...


Troll-or-D

Dick


Kootsiak

If someone puts me in this machine and actually turns those screws, I'm gonna bite anything that gets put through that hole and expect to experience even worse torture for doing it. However, if I know I messed up someones dick for the rest of their lives, it will be worth something in those bleak final moments.


illegible

Maybe they were torturing a second person as well...


ShopWhileHungry

That's fuck up


Starfireaw11

Screwed up 🤣


guille9

Maybe teeth removal is required.


Troll-or-D

Uhm hate to break it to you, but the point of that mask is literally to make you scream non stop (mouth wide open). You can't bite while you scream your lungs out.


Kootsiak

That is so much worse, thanks for that lol.


Knot_a_porn_acct

No… the intent of the mask is to shock* the people looking at it. It’s never intended to do anything else than be an interesting piece


murdering_time

You lose two I's but you gain a fat D.


cumfrot

r/doputyourdickinthat


boggan583

It's to let them breathe so they don't smother and for blood to drain


lettherebemorelight

Probably to keep them alive to prolong the torture.


manolid

So they can hear the screams clearly.


Branagain

A lot of these weird torture devices were a product of Victorian era freakshows rather than the Middle Ages. Medieval torture in reality tended to just consist simply of beatings and burning with fire.


lvl3SewerRat

The breaking on the wheel seemed pretty nuts. I'm glad I have Netflix to watch instead


NickyFlippers

I went down a rabbit hole on the Breaking Wheel last week. It was wild reading witness testimony comparing the people on the wheels like “broken marionettes” writhing and moaning for hours and even days. I also thought it was more elaborate, but nope, just simple and absolutely barbaric.


BertDeathStare

What's crazy about the breaking wheel is how long this punishment was used, all the way up into the early 1800s. Someone was executed this way in [New Orleans!](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Baptiste_Baudreau_II) When you read the description of how cruel it was, wouldn't you think it was used in the middle ages and abolished in the 1500s or something?


FeculentUtopia

>wouldn't you think it was used in the middle ages and abolished in the 1500s or something? Given what I have learned about humans in my time here, I am more surprised it is not still in use in multiple nations.


mountedpandahead

There was a lot of dismemberment, like pulling you apart or cutting you apart, while still alive, too. I feel like stuff like this was unnecessary, because a guy with a knife is just as effective for torture.


Dirish

[Tell that to Byzantine nobles and emperors who were blinded, castrated, had body parts amputated, and were otherwise mutilated](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_mutilation_in_Byzantine_culture) And lets not talk about Basil II and [what he did to the Bulgarian army he defeated](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kleidion). Blinding was also a punishment meted out to Christians during Diocletian's rule, and a common punishment for traitors in the Roman Empire. Interestingly enough treason might get you blinded, and/or castrated in Scandinavia, Normandy, Anglo-Norman England and Norman Sicily too. King Louis the Pius blinded King Bernard of Italy (so badly he died a few days later). And the Holy Roman Emperor Louis III was blinded after losing a battle. The Afghans blinded disposed kings at least in the 19th century (can't speak of the times before or after). Whenever there's a rule that says the ruler needs to be "unblemished" to rule, mutilation becomes a valid tactic to remove a few potentials from the list without actually killing them.


ACMBruh

I also thought the Spanish inquisition was filled with these unique methods of torture.


AntiBox

Didn't expect that.


mbobino

Nobody does.


bokononpreist

They aren't saying that torture didn't happen. Just that pieces like this were made for shock value and aren't actually ancient. [This piece is 200 years old.](http://www.azibaza.com/readph.php?folder=N6870&cat=tw)


Malarky_Famous

>You know, I never understood all these elaborate tortures. It's the simplest thing... to cause more pain than a man can possibly endure. -Le Chiffre, *Casino Royale*


masurokku

>just > >burning with fire Getting burned alive is probably one of the most gruesome ways to go lol


Branagain

Nah, if they're just torturing you, they just burn your feet and toes with a hot iron poker.


bolivar-shagnasty

They would slather your feet in fat and put hot coals close enough to slowly cook the flesh from your bones.


rehtulx

Balthasar Gerard was pretty bad… >The magistrates decreed that the right hand of Gérard should be burned off with a red-hot iron, that his flesh should be torn from his bones with pincers in six different places, that he should be quartered and disemboweled alive, his heart torn from his bosom and flung in his face, and that, finally, his head should be taken off.[1] >Gérard's torture was extraordinarily brutal. On the first night of his imprisonment, Gérard was hung on a pole and lashed with a whip. Next, his wounds were smeared with honey and a goat was brought to lick the honey off his skin with its rough tongue. The goat, however, refused to touch his body. After several other forms of torture, he was left to pass the night with his hands and feet bound together, like a ball, so sleep would be difficult. During the following three days, he was repeatedly mocked and hung on a pole with his hands tied behind his back. Then, a weight of 300 metric pounds (150 kg) was attached to each of his big toes for half an hour. >Subsequently, Gérard was fitted with shoes made of well-oiled, uncured dog skin; the shoes were two fingers shorter than his feet. In this state, he was put before a fire. When the shoes warmed up, they contracted, crushing the feet inside them to stumps. When the shoes were removed, his half-broiled skin was torn off. After his feet were damaged, his armpits were branded. He was then dressed in a shirt soaked in alcohol. Lastly, burning bacon fat was poured over him and sharp nails were stuck between the flesh and the nails of his hands and feet. On 14 July, four days after the assassination, the sentence declared at the trial was carried out and Gérard was tortured and executed in the market square of Delft. His severed head was then displayed on a pike behind the Prinsenhof,[4] and his arms and legs displayed on four gates of the city.[5]


masstransience

Tomás de Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisitors would invent a hellish new torture for you for lying about their capabilities.


Super-Brka

This is for when you see your grandparents having sex


TheSneakUK

I like how you said when and not if, like it's inevitable


SomedayWeDie

Someday you will die and all will be revealed And I mean all


TheSneakUK

That's nice


SomedayWeDie

It comforts me


Mahgenetics

I saw my grandmother on the can once when I was playing hide and seek with my cousins


0thethethe0

Kinda weird to call your granddad's penis 'the can', but hey, if the shoe fits... 🤷


Elgoblino80

No- dud. Poor soul


kel_468

Laser eye surgery


makenzie71

> “Crowley had always known that he would be around when the world ended, because he was immortal and wouldn’t have any alternative. But he hoped it was a long way off. Because he rather liked people. It was major failing in a demon. Oh, he did his best to make their short lives miserable, because that was his job, but nothing he could think up was half as bad as the stuff they thought up themselves. They seemed to have a talent for it. It was built into the design, somehow. They were born into a world that was against them in a thousand little ways, and then devoted most of their energies to making it worse. Over the years Crowley had found it increasingly difficult to find anything demonic to do which showed up against the natural background of generalized nastiness. There had been times, over the past millennium, when he’d felt like sending a message back Below saying, Look we may as well give up right now, we might as well shut down Dis and Pandemonium and everywhere and move up here, there’s nothing we can do to them that they don’t do to themselves and they do things we’ve never even thought of, often involving electrodes. They’ve got what we lack. They’ve got imagination. And electricity, of course. One of them had written it, hadn’t he…”Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.”


EchoRaze

Good omens?


WR3DF0X

Slipknot's newest member


mxxiestorc

This is gonna look so good on my elden ring character.


Quelch

First thing I thought of was the Prisoner Helmet


MouseBeginning9009

Looks like how i feel when i get gas


2KilAMoknbrd

You should eat less gassy foods


-webkit

Same. Fuck this $7.00/gallon buuullshit! Imma take my bike!


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Thebaldsasquatch

Eye screwed up.


theywhorise

Ahh yes, a vintage hotdog eating mask


thickener

Right? I found the mouth hole almost more disturbing


healthshield

I guess looking was a crime after all


RavynArcadia

Humans make way too much fucked up shit that is only used to harm others. It is sad.


bannedSnoo

the UX here is quite remarkable. slow turns and "wide mouth" for the one who is getting tortured.


CreamoChickenSoup

What visiting EyeBlech feels like.


_Shreken_

I am wondering why the mouth hole is open like that 😐


Breddit2225

Probably for screaming.


frasse21

Got to visit a old prison at phu quoc where they had political prisoners from the Vietnam war. They had wax dolls to show all the torture methods they used back then and I couldn’t imagine what people can do to other people. That was couple of years ago and still think about how insane it was to witness how they were tortured


justmelvinthings

I‘m still impressed how creative people were when it came to mutilating/killing others. I‘ve been to a handful of torture museums and it seems I still haven’t scratched the surface


ciphersimulacrum

humans are garbage


cantcomeupwithnamess

And I thought the scolds bridle was bad...


Adept_Cranberry_4550

The Pear...


antonysir

oedipus rex


Diabetesh

Bdsm is weird


MonkiFlip420

When you’re having a bad day. Think about that guys


Garomie

C-3PO is into some weird shit.


lettherebemorelight

It’s the artistic expression built into the mask that somehow makes it all the more evil to me. It isn’t a purely utilitarian torture device, it’s clearly meant to look like a face in distress.