16 Medieval Torture Devices Will Have You Reaching For A Sick Bucket

Posted by Editorial Staff in Geeks and Gaming On 19th June 2015
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1. Head Crusher

Fitted with a screw that would turn slowly until the jaw and skull were shattered, eventually causing the person's eyes to pop out. Gross.

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2. Cradle of Judas

The name sounds so ominous, that you know it's going to hurt A LOT. Torturers placed the naked victim's anus or vagina atop the pyramid and slowly lowered their body using ropes until the cavity was stretched, eventually impaling them.

3. Cat’s Paw

Used mainly to rip apart human flesh, tearing it right from the bone. Often the person would die from infection, a result on unwashed spikes on the device.

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4. The Rack

Arguably the most famous medieval torture device; each of the victim's limbs were fitted into ropes and then stretched by the turning of handles. This caused broken bones or sometimes total detachment. It got worse later on, after the device was modified to include a bed of rusty nails. Talk about rubbing salt into the wound.

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