Check out These Horrific Execution Methods Throughout History

In today’s society executions are fairly rare when compared to the past. In the western world, lethal injection is the only option viable option doesn’t occur en masse. Other execution methods exist around the world such as hangings, shootings, and more, but again, they are not as prevalent as they used to be. Throughout history, there have been a lot of different (and horrible) execution methods used to end lives, from all different countries all over the world. We take a look at some of the most devastating execution methods, and be warned, number 10 is almost too heart-stopping to imagine.

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Execution 8

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This one is just as disgusting as it is brutal. This ancient Persian method of execution involved a few different steps. First, people were fed milk and honey to induce diarrhea, while they were stuffed into a tree trunk. All of their skin would be covered in honey, which would attract bugs. The bugs would then eat their skin. This was a long and extremely painful way to die.