From burning at the stake to being hanged, drawn, and quartered these are the 25 most gruesome methods of execution ever.
20. Upright Jerker
Originating in the US, this method of capital punishment is now often used in countries like Iran. It is similar to hanging, but instead of being dropped from a height to sever the spinal cord, a crane jerks them upwards.
15. Cement Shoes
The preferred method of execution by the American mafia, your feet were placed in cement blocks and you were thrown in the river
10. Colombian Necktie
Practiced by many drug cartels in South America, this involved cutting open the victim’s throat and pulling their tongue out through the opening.
Often used in Asia, the victim would be tied over several bamboo shoots. Because bamboo can grow up to 1 foot in a day it would quickly impale them.