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Do the Crime, Pay the Fine

Yeah, it has been one of those weeks.

Poll #718725 punishment quiz

What was the name for the wooden frame used until the 19th century to confine the legs and sometimes the arms of minor offenders, and expose them to public humiliation?

What is the name for the instrument for beheading which consists of a large heavy blade that slides rapidly down between two upright posts?

Who was the popular 1930's villain responsible for many ingenious torture devices, like the "Wire Jacket"?

If you "send someone to Coventry" as a punishment or protest, what do you do?

"Running the gauntlet" was a form of military punishment which involved what?

If you rusticate a student from college or university, what do you do to him?

This once popular (and quite horrible) form of torture, devised by the British in Ireland around the 18th century was made famous by it's use on Antony Perry.

What was the "taws" or "tawse", formerly used for corporal punishment in Scottish schools?

If you keelhaul a person, what do you do to them?

Which part of the body was beaten with a stick in the punishment or torture known as the "bastinado"?

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oenone_borealis
Apr. 28th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
What, no defenestration? I'm so disappointed.
delascabezas
Apr. 28th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
you can't please everyone all of the time
i could just make one about torture i guess, that would probably make some people yuck though
oenone_borealis
Apr. 29th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
Re: you can't please everyone all of the time
Eh, fair enough.
wangch61
Apr. 28th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
it took me 3 times to say the word "defenestration".
then i had to look it up to know what it means.
i'm a retard.
delascabezas
Apr. 28th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
i just got a wierd look from soneone walking past my office
because i was laughing so hard from reading this. bravo.
oenone_borealis
Apr. 29th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
It's ok. The only reason I know is it that I have a penchant for obscure European wars (in this case the Thirty Years' War).
misterpardonme
Apr. 28th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
pitchcapping is pretty awful... i liked the "variation" wherein after ripping off the person's scalp, they'd let him run around and smash his own hed in an effort to relieve the pain. classy.
delascabezas
Apr. 28th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
it is very homerish, no?
i can totally see him doing that
namfle
Apr. 28th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
Ah. All the things that *really* make me proud to be a human.

NOT.

-elf-
delascabezas
Apr. 28th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
hey
at least we can innovate on pain. just wait until geneticists figure out how to splice pain/plesure centers. whoo-wee
namfle
Apr. 29th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
Re: hey
Soon tickling will be the ULTIMATE torture!! ;)

-elf-
lengjade
Apr. 28th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
yay yay for today!
more ghastly queezes!! more more more!!
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