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Worst Punishments In The History of Mankind #3

Back by popular demand, we are once again going to talk about some of the most brutal things humans have done to each other in the name of punishment. It’s quite hard to believe that in the past we sawed our prisoners in half, crushed their heads, removed their internal organs, burned them at the …

Worst Punishments In The History of Mankind (Even Worse Than Before)

Back by popular demand, we bring you another show on unimaginable punishments authorities have meted out on criminals and people deemed a threat to government, rulership, or even religion. While crushing people’s heads in medieval vices certainly doesn’t happen anymore, the world is still home to some barbaric punishments today. Even in the most developed …

Worst Punishments In The History of Mankind

Worst Punishments In The History of Mankind

French Philosopher Michel Foucault starts his book “Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison,” with a chapter about an unfortunate Frenchman named Robert-François Damiens. Damiens had tried and failed to assassinate King Louis XV, and for it he was severely punished. He was burned with molten wax and lead, and had boiling oil poured …