Torture is defined as the act of causing severe physical pain as a form of punishment or as a way to force someone to do or say something.

The origin of torture dates back to 530 A.D. when Roman jurists used torturous methods to obtain the truth. But whats disturbing though is that over the years, people have come up with more methods to inflict pain and eventually death in the most horrifying ways imaginable.

The inventors of torture devices have somehow managed to be more creative in their approach. This made me wonder whether theyve actually had a twisted sense of pleasure when they developed those horrid instruments.

Why? Look at these 27 brutal torture techniques in the history of mankind and tell us what you think about them.

#1. Neck Torture


A piece of metal or wood with very sharp spikes is worn on the neck. Both humiliating and painful, this device prevents people from lying down, eating, and lowering their heads for days.

#2. The Tub


Convicts placed in a wooden tub with their heads exposed were regularly fed so they eventually swam in their own feces. Soon, worms and maggots from their rotting excrement would eat their bodies alive. The executioner also paints the convicts faces with milk and honey to allow the flies to feed on them.

#3. Heretics Fork


A metal piece with two bi-pronged forks on each end. This device is attached to a belt and strapped on the neck while the person hangs from the ceiling. One end of the device is placed under the individuals chin while the other end points at the sternum. If the person drops or lowers his head…you know what would happen next.

#4. Rope Torture


This torture is easy to use since the device is easy to find and the executioner can think of several ways to inflict pain on their victims using a simple rope. They could hang the victims, let horses drag them, or they could simply tie them to a tree and wait for wild animals to eat the victims alive.

#5. Impalement


This was Vlad the Impalers favorite method of execution. His men forced the victims to sit on very sharp and thick poles. When the poles are raised upright, the victims will slowly side down due to their own weight. It usually took the victims three days to die. Vlad watched approximately 20,000 people executed this way while enjoying his meal. (Continue reading next page…)

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