Saturday, January 9, 2010

TWO DOZEN MEDIEVAL TORTURE DEVICES

CAN YOU FIGURE OUT HOW THEY WORK?


"The Pear of Anguish" or "Rectal Pear"




"The Knee Splitter"



"The Jerking"



"The Coffin"



"The Rack"



"The Scavenger's Daughter"



"The Iron Maiden"



"The Tongue Tearer"



"The Boots"



"The Mask of Infamy"



"The Lead Sprinkler"



"The Spanish Donkey"



"The Spanish Tickler"



"Thumbscrews"




"The Witches' Chair"



"The Inquisition Chair"



"The Branks" or "Scold Brindle"



"The Brazen Bull"



"The Breast Ripper"



"The Crocodile Tube"



"The Judas Cradle"



"The Heretic's Fork"



"The Head Crusher"



"The Saw"





Actually, this one is a little too, um, "open-ended". See illustration to the right for a hint on how it works.

13 comments:

Tamara said...

Oh my god, that is seriously disturbing. Why can't you post something NICE like a kitty update?

Anonymous said...

More like the pear of pleasure! Old naughty Cobras.

shargraves said...

funny that christians came up with theses eh?

obsessed with torturing genitals too they were!

Shelby Cobras said...

Absolutely. look up "The Alligator Shears".

Steven said...

I'd rather NOT know how they worked. And if there is divine justice, the inventors certainly got theirs.

The Bronze Bull, for one, is a pre-Christian device.

Is it me, or do most of them sound like weird sexual positions/practices?

shargraves said...

I researched a lot of these when writing & designing BDSM stories / artwork & furniture design.

The Inquisition chairs are ace. I want one!

Erik Del Tigre said...

Heretic's Fork? Scold Brindle? Scavenger's Daughter? Let's face it, these ALL sound like shitty 80s metal bands.

Shelby Cobras said...

... Like "Iron Maiden"?

But seriously, I would totally attend a Head Crusher / Spanish Donkey / Rectal Pear show.

Erik Del Tigre said...

Yeah, except Iron Maiden is an awesome 80s metal band. Lead Sprinkler, on the other hand...

kevinass said...

fun facts:..the pear was also used orally and vaginally!!! Hooray for everything....

Anonymous said...

Dave said
Set the facts the christians did use the alot. The Muslims started it the christians made them perfect
the bull made by the Greeks for a kings pleasure,tubes add for sounds oh joy the rest for Inquintion time my the Catholics where great. Some devices still in use in some back woods Countrys

peterzdarsky said...

WOW WOW I LOVED VERY MUCH BUT I WANT MORE!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful devices these clever ancient Folks invented. People are so averse to pain and suffering now. How boring and stupid! Nothing like the prospect of sitting on the Judas Chair to wake one up. We need more of this kind of Christianity to bring some excitement back into the dull, overly compassionate hum-drum world.