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  1. German interrogator Hanns Schraff didn't torture his American prisoners during WWII. Instead he would befriend them, take them on walks in the forest or the local zoo, and even allow one to fly a plane. He was so good that prisoners didn't realise they were revealing secret informations.

  2. Many animal shelters do not allow adoption of black cats in October to protect the cats from being sacrificed or tortured.

  3. 14-year-old Roman Emperor Elagabalus was a cross-dressing, sex-obsessed torture fiend who may have invented the whoopee cushion. He loosed venomous snakes into gladiatorial crowds and released his pet lions and leopards into banquet halls or the bed chambers of his guests.

  4. The Aztecs routinely sacrificed children to their God of Rain, Tlaloc. They believed their tears would bring rain, so they sometimes tortured them to make them cry more, even taking out their nails. Parents saw it as an honour for their children to be sacrificed.

  5. 'Gaslighting' is a form of psychological torture where false, misleading and/ or contradicitng information is given to a subject to cause them to doubt their own sanity.

  6. Dirk Willems, jailed for his devotion to being an Anabaptist, escaped from prison. But when the guard pursuing him fell through the ice, Willems turned around to save the guard. He was then recaptured, tortured, and killed.

  7. Michael Durant, who was taken prisoner in Mogadishu in 1993. He was tortured for 11 days until he heard a helicopter playing "Hell's Bells" by AC/DC. His superiors knew it was his favorite song, so they had rigged a helicopter with a loudspeaker and flown over the city looking for him.

  8. A form of medieval torture, where the victims feet were covered in salt water and then a goat would start licking them. Sometimes the laughter and stress from the intense tickling resulted in a heart attack or a brain hemorrhage.

  9. Skinny Puppy, a Canadian band sent a bill to the US military requesting $666,000 in royalties for playing their music as torture for Guantanamo Bay's prisoners.

  10. Hanns Scharff, German Luftwaffe's "master interrogator," instead of physical torture on POWs used techniques like nature walks, going out for a pleasant lunch, and swimming where the subject would reveal information on their own. He helped shape US interrogation techniques after the war.

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René Carmille, a punched-card computer expert and French double agent who is believed to have saved thousands of lives by sabotaging Nazi efforts to identify Jewish citizens. He eventually was found out, withstood torture, and sent to a concentration camp where he died in January of 1945.

After being stung by the Warrior Wasp, sting pain index creator Justin Schmidt described the pain as, "torture, you are chained in the flow of an active volcano. Why did I start this list?"

German interrogator Hanns Scharff was against using physical torture on POWs. He would instead take them out to lunch, on nature walks and to swimming pools, where they would reveal information on their own. After the war he moved to the US and became a mosaic artist.

During WWII an American plane was shot down on the Japanese island of Chi Chi Jama. There were nine men on board, eight of whom were captured, tortured, beheaded, and eaten. The only one to evade capture had ditched his plane further from the island than the others. He name was George HW Bush.

Spielberg wrote a sequel to E.T. in which Elliot receives a radio signal that leads him to believe E.T. is back. Unbeknownst to him the signal comes from an evil alien race that landed on Earth after picking up E.T.'s "phone home" distress call. He is then kidnapped and tortured.

In WW2 nine airmen escaped from their planes after being shot down during bombing raids. 8 of these men were captured, tortured, beheaded and eaten. The 9th man was George H. W. Bush

US POW, Jeremiah Denton, blinked a message in morse code whilst on Vietnamese television, spelling the word "torture." This informed the CIA of conditions in Vietnamese captivity.

About the Tucker State Prison Farm scandal, in which inmates were routinely beaten, tortured with needles under their fingernails, and had their genitals crushed with pliers and electrocuted. Up to 200 inmates may have been murdered and buried around the prison.

A pastor and his wife kidnapped a 4-month old baby to raise as a slave. They forced her to serve them and consistently beat, tortured, and molested her. She was rescued at 19 years old and had 410 scars on her body.

Hermann Goering banned vivisection and announced an end to the "unbearable torture and suffering in animal experiments" and said that those who "still think they can continue to treat animals as inanimate property" will be sent to concentration camps.

In 1992, a Lawyer and a Judge were looking for files on a former prisoner in a police station near Paraguay. Instead, they stumbled upon archives documenting an international conspiracy involving the torture, murder, and imprisonment of 480,000 people, now known as the Archives of Terror.

Countess Elizabeth Báthory, the most prolific female serial killer of all time. She tortured and killed over 650 people, believing the blood of young girls would maintain her youth. For a long time, she was protected by her high social status.

Napoleon said of torture: "It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile. The poor wretches say anything that comes into their mind and what they think the interrogator wishes to know."

Gloria Steinem talked Leonardo DiCaprio out of playing Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, saying, "Please, please don’t do this to those girls. The eyes of all 13-year-old girls are upon you and you can’t play a guy that tortures and kills women." (Then she married Christian Bale's dad.)

Room 101, the torture chamber in George Orwell's 1984, was named after a meeting room at the BBC where Orwell would have to sit through tortuously boring meetings.

In Saudi Arabia justice system the arrested are often not informed the crime they are accused of or given access to a lawyer and are subject to torture if they don't confess. At trial, there's a presumption of guilt and the accused is often unable to present a legal defense.

Between 1965 and 1972, the CIA oversaw a torture program that killed between 26,000 and 41,000 people, which used tactics such as gang rape, electrocution, and even rape using a live eel. Most prisoners did not survive.

A woman watching an A&E show discovered that her apartment once belonged to a serial killer who tortured women in the basement. The woman begged to get out of her lease, but the landlord refused. She was the killer's mother.

Piers Morgan was fired as the editor of a popular British newspaper in 2004 after publishing fake photos of the torture of Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers

WWII Japan killed 4 million more people than the Nazis, practiced Mengele-like human experimentation, cannibalized and tortured POWs, and forced women into military sex slavery

Lauritz Sand, a norwegian recistance fighter during WW2, who during four years of nazi torture only uttered the word "No" despite having every bone in his body systematically broken.

About Hanns Scharff, the most successful German Interrogator in WW2. He would not use torture, but rather walk with prisoners in the nearby woods and treat them like a friend. Through the desire to speak to anyone, the prisoners would say small parts of important Info.

In 1980 New Mexico prison riot, prisoners in protective custody waited for 5 hours while prison gangs cut their way into the cell block with blow torches and then tortured and killed them. They could have escaped through a rear door, but the guards refused to open it.

The King of Saudi Arabia has been holding four of his daughters hostage for nearly 13 years. They have been deprived of food and water and are being physically and psychologically tortured.

A lot of shelters won't allow black cats to be adopted around Halloween, out of fear that they might be sacrificed or tortured during rituals.