90 Miles From Tyranny : Execution by cannon, in Shiraz, Iran, mid-late 19th century

Monday, November 10, 2014

Execution by cannon, in Shiraz, Iran, mid-late 19th century

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  1. It's called "blown from guns", something they learned from Her Majesty's forces.

    For Moslems, it's particularly nasty, as their remains will be devoured by the birds and beasts of the field and they won't get their 72 white raisins.

  2. I call these "Rice Krispie" executions because the breakfast cereal TV commercials in the 1960s extolled how their cereal was "shot from guns"-- probably a controlled high pressurization with a sudden decompression that worked similar to how steam pops corn kernels when the hull splits.

  3. surprisingly a technique still in use in this day and age. sometimes IRGC alternates the cannon trick with a flamethrower while the prisoners are locked into a suspended cage.
    In the land of Saud, they still hold execution of sentencing in the public square of the towns on saturday at noon. I was present when a thief had his right arm removed and a blasphemer had her tongue cut out. gotta love sharia law.

  4. That was Quaker Puffed Oats, dick.