If you can't wrap your head around torture or do not have any idea about it, then this list is for you. These are the top 27 most gruesome torture techniques which have been used in the history of humankind.
1) Neck Torture
It is a round metal with very sharp spikes around the neck. It is extremely painful and it also prevents victims from eating or even lying down.
2) Heretics Fork
It is a "metal piece with two bi-pronged forks on each end". The person shouldn't lower his head or *just imagine the next scenario*.
3) Rope Torture
This is the most common torture method as ropes are always readily available. They sometimes hang the victims, let horses drag them or simply tie them to trees.
Vlad the Impaler popularized this torture. He forced victims to sit on a very sharp and thick pole and let them slide down on their own weight.
5) Iron Maiden
The victims are locked inside this chamber full of spikes.
This is probably one of the painful as victims are crucified and nailed to the cross to die. This was also one of the most popular as it was used on Jesus Christ.
7) Judas Cradle
They are forced to sit on a tall, pyramid-shaped structures with their an*s slowly opened by the pyramid.
8) Hanged, Drawn, Quartered
They will be hanged for a short period of time, then will be castrated and their innards and genitalia will be burned in front of them (drawn) then dismembered and beheaded or quartered.
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9) Saw Torture
They're hung upside down and executioners will saw the body in half starting from the abdomen.
10) Spanish Donkey
The victim is stripped naked and is put astride a wooden board with a sharp V-wedge on top. Weights are placed on the victim's feet to drag him or her down and slice through the body.
11) Rat Torture
The victim's body will be cut open and a cage of rats would be put directly on its top. A heating element would them be placed in the cage to force the rats to burrow inside the body of the victim.
12) Judas Chair
The chair consists of 500-1,500 layers of spikes on all sides and straps used to restrain the victim.
13) Cement Shoes
They place the victim's feet in a cinder block and fill it with wet cement. Once it hardens, he/she will be thrown alive into a body of water.
This is also one of the most common ones, where sharp blades are attached to a rope and frame. Heads are inserted in the middle of the frame and torturer lets go of the rope to decapitate the victim.
15) Sicilian Bull
A bull-like brass instrument which has a door on the side and can fit a person's body inside. A fire is lit underneath and the victim is locked inside to gradually burn and suffocate the victim to death.
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