A Roman merchant who sold fake jewels was sentenced to face a lion in the arena. When the gate finally opened, a chicken walked out. Emperor Gallienus proclaimed “He practiced deceit and then had it practiced on him.”
During the middle ages, talkative women were punished by being forced to wear metal cages on their heads.
A kid was shot with a crossbow in San Diego after him and his friend were throwing rocks at passing cars.
The first person sentenced to the stocks in Boston was Edward Palmer, the builder of said stocks. His crime: Charging too much for building the stocks.
In the Bible, God sent two bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a man for being bald.
Chemical castration is a viable method of dealing with repeat child sex offenders in South Korea.
The youngest person to have been executed in the US was 14 years old. A bible was used to boost him up onto the electric chair, and his trial only lasted 2 and a half hours.
The moon maniac was a man who murdered and ate a 10 year old girl and years later wrote a letter to her mother describing everything in great detail. He was killed by electric chair.
It is illegal for a teacher to keep the class after the bell as punishment. It violates the Geneva Convention’s laws on collective punishment.
Goats have been used as torture devices.