Peine forte et dure

Peine forte et dure

Peine forte et dure — otherwise known as “hard and forceful punishment” — was a form of torture that involved stacking heavy stones upon a person’s chest until he or she could no longer breathe, suffocating to death. The courts usually performed it as a means of coercion, on individuals who “stood silent” (that is, …

Crematorium Will Be Used To Heat Swimming Pool In UK

In what could be considered a macabre development, the Redditch Borough Council in England has decided to warm a local swimming pool with heat generated from burning bodies. The plan will go into effect sometime this spring. In the future, the British government may even implement the idea throughout the country. Some think this is …