Humans are creative creatures. Sometimes that creativity is used for good, but sometimes it's used to come up with really hellish ways to inflict violence and torture onto each other. Until we dream up a new world without capital punishment, the death penalty is still a very dark reality. It's certainly nothing new, and our current heinous ways almost look innocent compared to these nightmare-inducing historic methods of execution.

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

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15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

France, 1793-1794 REPUBLICAN MARRIAGE A Republican marriage consisted of a man and a woman stripped of their clothes, bound together, and thrown int

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History

15 Terrifying Forms of Execution Throughout History
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