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  1. 20 years ago, someone impaled a 60 pound pumpkin on the top of a spire at Cornell University in the middle of the night. It was over 170 feet off the ground. To this day, no one is really sure how this was accomplished without anyone noticing....

  2. Fazal Din, a British Indian Army soldier who was impaled by the sword of a Japanese officer . He pulled out the sword, killed the officer who stabbed him and another enemy soldier, destroyed an entire enemy position, and walked 25 yards with a hole in his chest to deliver his report.

  3. Vlad the Impaler would demonstrate his control through fear by placing a golden cup in a poverty stricken area because he knew no-one would dare steal it.

  4. Jim Bowie, after being shot and impaled by a sword after a duel, disemboweled a local sheriff, was shot and stabbed again and survived. For this reason, the large knife he used in the fight is called a Bowie Knife.

  5. After a Colonel called his men "animals" for cutting off the heads of Japanese dead and impaling them on poles, one soldier responded "That's right Colonel, we are animals. We live like animals, we eat and are treated like animals–what the fuck do you expect?"

  6. Vlad the Impaler once asked a noble man if the smell of the impaled corpses bothered him. The man said yes, so Vlad had him impaled on a higher stake to the 'smell wouldn't bother him'.

  7. When workers were renovating Ireland's Leap Castle, they found so many human remains impaled on wooden spikes within a wall, it took three cartloads to remove them.

  8. Vlad the Impaler once had a knight killed for holding his nose at the stench of 20,000 impaled men, women, and children during a festival.

  9. Serial killer Randy Kraft, known as the "Scorecard Killer" because he kept a score card with cryptic references to his victims. (For example: a victim found impaled with a tree branch was listed on the card as "TWIGGIE") Several entries on the card have never been deciphered.

  10. when a streetcar hit a bus Frida Kahlo was on, she was impaled by a handrail, fracturing her spine and pelvis. Due to these severe injuries and the long recovery, Frida took up painting to pass the time. She is now considered to be one of Mexico's greatest artists.

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Fazal Din a soldier in the British Indian Army was impaled by a Japanese officers sword. He then turned the tables by removing the sword from his chest and killing 3 japanese Soldiers, 1 of which an officer.

The actress Elizabeth Shue's older brother was swinging from a rope over a pond when the rope broke. He was impaled on the branches of a tree and died while his siblings watched helplessly.

When the film "Cannibal Holocaust" was released, it's depiction of an impalement was so accurate, that the director was charged with murder

There used to be a popular children's game called "mumblety-peg." Children would compete to see who could throw a knife into the ground closer to their own feet. The loser had to pick his knife out of the ground with his teeth. Impaling your foot was an automatic win.

The 'Holocaust Cannibal' movie has an impalement scene that caused its director to be summoned to court for the count of murder. The actress, who played the shot, had to repeat the special effect in court to prove it was not murder, but cinema.

Shrikes, a type of bird that is known for impaling their (occasionally) still-living prey on a plant's thorns to save for later, store for their offspring, or attract mates.

The pike with cars impaled on it (as seen in the Bohemian Rhapsody scene in Wayne's World) was a controversial art installation titled Spindle. It was demolished in 2008.

In many invasions, Vietnam successfully used a tactic where they first nailed poles underwater that were not visible in high tide, then would "calculate the time when the tide ebbs, and ensure the enemy ships are above the poles at this point, causing them to be impaled on the poles and sunk".

Impalement (Execution by a slowly sliding down a pole inserted through the rectum or vagina over the course of days) was used as recently as the Armenian Genocide (~1915) by The Young Turks

The decapitated head belonging to Vlad the Impaler was personally delivered to Mehmed II in Constantinople as a trophy to be displayed above the city's gates.

While alive Vlad was often referred to as Vlad Dracula, which means 'son of the dragon".

In 1978, Russian scientist Anatoli Bugorski lived after being impaled by a proton beam after sticking his head into a particle accelerator.

Robert Pattinson, actor known for playing "Twilight" vampire Edward Cullen, is distantly related to Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's titular character "Dracula."

Mughal Prince Khusrau, who was forced to watch his supporters impaled on the streets of Delhi while seated in grand style on an elephant for rebelling against his father Jahangir, only to be permanently blinded in the end.

Count Dracula is considered to be one of the most famous vampires of all time. Count Dracula's character was inspired by Vlad the Impaler, a ruler of Wallachia in the 1400s who became known for his cruelty.

The name Dracul, used by Vlad the Impaler's father, eventually grew to be associated with the word devil, but its use was originally an honor for those inducted into the Order of the Dragon. The Order of the Dragon was created in 1408 by Emperor Sigismund as a chivalric order.

On August 15, 2003, a construction worker fell off a ladder face-first and onto the drill he was using, which went through his right eye and out his skull, just above his right ear. The drill pushed his brain aside, rather than impaling it, and he survived.

A type of bird called a shrike impales its prey on thorns, barbed wire fences, and small branches for easier eating and storage for later.

Some believe that Vlad the Impaler learned how to impale his enemy while being schooled by the Ottomans.

Vlad the Impaler is believed to have loved blood as much as the fictional character Dracula, except he didn"t drink it. He dipped bread in his victim's blood to eat.

A bird species called "Bull-headed shrike" that impales its prey unto branches for food storage and to mark its territory, leaving its nest surrounded by impaled lizards, crickets, beetles and small rodents.

Once Vlad became ruler of Wallachia in 1448, he chose to side with the Hungarians and fought the Ottoman Empire. He often impaled his victims to scare the invading Ottomans away.

Vlad and Radu were schooled in the arts, science, and philosophy, among other subjects while living with their captors. They were also schooled in the art of war, learning how to ride a horse and use a sword.

Vlad "The impaler" Dracula impaled thousands of people to make a "forest" of dead/dying people to ward off an invading Turkish invasion

In Romania Vlad the Impaler is considered to be a hero who saved them from the Ottoman Empire.