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Exploring History

The Simple Sadism of Olden Torture

These devices are not complicated, but you’ll suffer abysmally

On the NBC show, The Good Place, torture — in the Bad Place — is played for laughs, with a running joke about a penis flattener. It made me curious about real torture devices used over the centuries.

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Betsy Denson

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