The Science of Hanging

Soccer Dad has a link to an interesting article about the science of hanging someone. This brings to mind the post The Most Renowned Executioner In Saudi Arabia.

Most people probably haven’t spent any time considering the various factors involved in running a proper execution, but it makes sense that someone has. Not your every day line of work or thought, but someone has to do it.

**Just to be clear my comment is in reference to the link over at Soccer Dad’s place.

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  1. Jack's Shack January 18, 2007 at 6:28 am


    Too late, that strange silence has already descended upon us.


    Boy are you bloodthirsty. 😉 You are right about the prick, oy.

  2. Soccer Dad January 17, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    It also appears that there’s a science to beheading too. The executioner pokes the prisoner in the lower back who then jerks up involuntarily exposing his/her neck …
    It sounds particlurly cruel that a person’s last sensation would be the prick of a sword.

  3. Soccer Dad January 17, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    It’s odd, I’ve started to realize how often I’ve posted about executions, it’s been quite a bit.
    Here, here.

    I guess I’m one sick dude

  4. mist1 January 17, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve spent some time thinking about it. Maybe too much time. I’m going to quit now before this comment gets awkward.

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