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Added by Katherine Fell on 20 Oct 2012 10:06
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Top 10 Cruel Torture Methods

Electric shocks
Electric shock used as torture is popular because it can be used effectively while not leaving evidence on the body of the tortured or interrogated. Hollywood would have us believe that you can tie someone to a mattress box spring and zap him or her with jumper cables and a car battery. While this is possible, it is also quite ineffective. The 12 volts that a car battery puts our will certainly give you a good jolt but there are much more sophisticated methods that are sure to extract whatever information you need from your victim. The most targeted area of the body and the most painful place to be shocked is the male genitalia. On a female, the most sensitive areas are the nipples. Needless to say, jumper cables are primitive and electrodes are the preferred method of the transference of electricity through the human body. It is a very exacting science since the heart can be stopped if done incorrectly, defeating the purpose of torture. Of course, nothing beats a good cattle prod if you just want to have some good, old-fashioned fun.
Scaphism
caphism may be the worst kind of torture the sick mind of man has ever developed. Someone must have been very upset with someone else to think this up. The victim is encased in a chamber made of two hollow logs or narrow canoe type boats put together with only the head, hands, and feet sticking out of holes and then placed in a stagnant body of water like a pond or moat, floating. They are forced fed a mixture of milk and honey to the point of diarrhea and it is rubbed on their body. It does not take very long for insects to start eating, burrowing, and laying eggs in their body while gangrene sets in. Bees, wasps, and hornets are also attracted. This would only last for a few days before insanity and death so they would feed the person the milk and honey mixture daily to prolong the torment. The person's excrement also attracted files and other nasty bugs. The worst part of this torment is that madness and delirium would set in long before death. Now think about this poor soul. Mithridates, murderer of Cyrus the Younger survived in this condition for seventeen days. These were undoubtedly the longest seventeen days of his life. Can you imagine the stench?
Denailing
This is a particularly nasty form of torture that is still popular today. While there are many methods available to the more knowledgeable torturer, the worst alternates the use of sulfur and hot oil. The punished are tied or held spread eagles and sharp skewers dipped in sulfur are driven under the toenails. If the torment is to proceed, the sulfur is switched to hot oil. The boiling oil also serves to scald the tender skin under the nail increasing the pain dramatically. When the nail is loose enough, pliers are used to rip it from the root.

They say that the most enjoyable part of this kind of torture is in using small slender skewers so that the skin under the nails can be explored and probed. I will have to try that next time.
Sleep deprivation
Sleep deprivation may not sound like much of a torture, but once you have been up for a few days enduring constant harassment from your tormentors who will allow you to nod off for a few seconds before dousing you with a bucket of cold water, believe me, you will be begging for sleep. There have been numerous studies done in the area of sleep deprivation as used in torture and they all agree on one important point. Pain, in any form, is magnified. The longer you are awake, the worse it can get. That is why it is such an important part of any good tormentor's arsenal.

The Bush administration approved the use of sleep deprivation on our middle-eastern enemies by twisting scientific reports toward a more favorable light until the scientific community made such a fuss that he was forced to change U.S. policy. As it turns out, sleep deprivation while your hands are tied behind your back and you are bent over a chair taking a beating is not what those scientist meant when they said it was safe. C'mon Georgie-boy, play fair.

Torture… the oldest form of persuasion known to man has been around as long as their has been tribes of peoples with opposing views which, is just about the same time man crawled out of his tree and started walking erect. The capture of an enemy for torture is the best way to know your enemy and man has devised some very effective methods that are proven to get results from even the strongest of captives. If you are the squeamish type, you may not want to read the top ten cruel torture methods.

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