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Death By 1000 Cuts in China-Warning Graphic Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 4, 2011


china death by 1000 cuts

All countries have bad and good and this is part of china’s bad. It’s called death by 1000 cuts and the photo is from here. The idea was to kill a person with 1000 cuts while they were alive, saving the last cut to kill them. It sounds barbaric and is, but in all honesty about 1000 years ago they were not so bad. For instance a son could take the place of his father to receive a punishment and if mitigating circumstances warranted it, people were shown leniency; it was probably better back then.

2 Responses to “Death By 1000 Cuts in China-Warning Graphic Photo”

  1. gowron said

    Well now I know where they got the inspiration for Mortal Kombat.

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