15 Methods/ ways of Death Penalty!


Where the victim (as you see in the illustration photo below) is dipped in a big bowl. This method was used in Russia and Europe 3000 years ago and they used oil, acid or water. This type is considered slow and extremely painful.


was used mostly by the Romans where they burned those who are accused of heresy, treachery or witchcraft.

Burying alive

 This method depends on burying a person inside a closed, small and dark place like a cave or tomb where the victim suffers from asphyxiation. Oxygen shortage for few minutes can lead to untreatable brain damage like paralysis and when 4-5 minutes are over, the victim dies eventually.


this is executed by crushing the victim mainly using huge a boulder or an elephant where it mounts the victim’s head.


 AKA Qasas in the Islamic Culture and used mainly in Sharia Compliant countries like KSA. It’s used also in Iraq, The Philippines, Indonesia, Chechnya, China and Japan. It’s also considered less painful than other types because the executioner will make sure that his sword is sharp like a razor in order to spare the victim any pain which leads to a fast and swift death.


 as it sounds, it is executed by drowning the victim into deep water after weighing him up with big stones or other heavy materials to keep him down.

Electric Chair

Here, the victim is fastened to a chair with electrodes being attached to him and a sum of 2000 Volts will go through his body mercilessly for 15 seconds or so till his heart stops beating! Meanwhile, the victim’s temperature will reach 60 C. which will cause severe damage to his internal organs. Also, a masking tape is used to fold his eyes list they pop out of their sockets. This method is still used in several American States.

Suffocation Chair

 looks like the previous method but this one is designed to suffocate by squeezing the neck to death. This method was used in Spain till 1974 when Franco’s regime ended.

Gas chamber

 this method was first used in USA and North Korea in the beginning of 1920. Here, the victim is locked in a special room, and then, lethal gas will be released from different openings. This kind of gas is translucent and they advise the victim to inhale it quickly to avoid suffering.


 Is considered an easy and quick way to death! The victim lays on his back looking upwards, while the sharp blade is released to cut-off the head. This method was very famous in France between 1799 – 1789. Last use of the guillotine was in France also in 1939 on a person accused of murdering 6 people.


Everyone knows this method where it leads to death for many reasons: choking, breaking the neck or heart attack. This method is still used in many countries.


 this is the easiest way where the bullet leads to death instantly like method no 5 and 10.  It is used in almost all the countries around the world.

Stone pelting

this method is also considered Qasas and used in Sharia Compliant countries. Here, half of the victim’s body is buried and people will gather to pelt the person to death. This method is used against married people who commit adultery.

Lethal injection

Many toxic materials are used in this method but all lead to heart failure then ultimate death. It takes 7 to 11 minutes to cause death; however, the victim will lose senses within 30 seconds only, and then will be paralyzed after 45 seconds and in additional 30 seconds, the heart will stop beating.


Now here is the last and the most painful and interesting death method. It implies inserting or piercing a person’s body with a long stake. This stake could go through the sides, rectum, vagina or mouth and eventually leads to painful death that may last for days! This method was used by Neo-Assyrian Empire, Greek empire, and Roman Empire.

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Comments 46 comments

bobbyjon5555 4 years ago

they should put them to sleep its painless other then the shot

ThePie.Com 4 years ago

i am totally against the death penalty its cruel, they shud have life not death :P

ronaldjohann 4 years ago

i would rather die being asleep

Kay Ce 4 years ago

To the author of this page: I'd just like to say one thing; when an inmate is hung executioners make sure to tie a knot that will keep the inmate hanging for a few minutes in order to choke them to ensure their death, fall down a long drop which ruptures their neck.

I hope you take this into consideration.

~ Kay Ce ;)

Marisa 4 years ago

WTF this is so awful. Why am I even reading this? -_-

becky 4 years ago

i love andrewwwwwwwww

becky 4 years ago

i love charlie

savannah and beckyyyy 4 years ago

i would pick the crushinggggg!!! i love

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Will 4 years ago

The last one made me shiver

louise 4 years ago

feel sorry for the people whos KILLING the victim, how do they have the heart to do so??

COD DAD 4 years ago

WOW! Looks fun

Dominick 5 years ago

when was this posted??

mj 5 years ago

omg that's horrible

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Hezekiah 5 years ago from Japan

Some of these are terrible!!

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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Wow so many ways to kill people legally. I am not against death palenty but it shouldn't be barbaric. it should be easy and quick.

samone daniely 5 years ago

ha i think i wuld go for lethal injection!!! ha too bad you have to be legally in trouble for that

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Trace Ohrt 6 years ago

URL says 16 ways of death penalty , you say 14 ways of death penalty, but there is actually 15 listed!

P and T 6 years ago

FREAKY !!!!!!!!

Choo-Choo  6 years ago

I'd choose the lethal injection it would be painless you would be put to sleep basiclly and wouldn't wake up

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electricsky 6 years ago from North Georgia

There has never been any merciful way to punish the guilty.

I do hope the murder rate went down and/or goes down with all of these torture methods.

Wow! 6 years ago

If given the choice, i'd take the guillotine!

bbq 6 years ago

love this website

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

I have to agree on your comment Ali. Whenever there is good, bad will be there. Thanks for sharing.

Ali Makki 7 years ago

This is civilization for you; the very idealistic world of man, utopia...Of course, wherever there are civilizations, there is trash in every corner...

I think God made a mistake creating us...

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Well, that's good in a way :) Thanks ralwus.

ralwus 7 years ago

Pretty cruel stuff shamel. CrisA is right on. Works for me, always did.

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Ok LarVak, lot's of notes ha? :) Glad you paid attention:

1-Crucifixion is a sensitive subjecy, that's why I didn't go deep inside the subject.

2-There are lots of death sentences, but I mentioned only the interesting and weird ones.

3-It's not about being actual or legal, I mentioned what matters and all of them are actual...

4-The title was 16 and I changed it later but the web wasn't changed!

Thanks a lot LV for your notes.

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LarVak 7 years ago

I see crucifixion mentioned in a subsequent comment, but you also neglected being drawn-n-quartered. I recall others, but not sure how many were actual, legal death sentences...

Megadeth has a song "99 ways to die" but no specifics are noted.

Also, I happened to note that though you titled the piece "14" ways, the web address is "16"... curious

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Hehe, funny Shaul...

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Shaul Stein 7 years ago

Perhaps the worst way to die is...

Death by loneliness.

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Right lady913, :). Thanks for coming by...

lady913 7 years ago

I like the stone pelting we should have that for pitching practice.

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Me neither Peggy, but this is a documented history that we can't deny.

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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Yikes! None of them sound good to me!

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Hi Catherine, it's jstice versus crime... There are people who deserve and there are people who don't ... Thanks dear

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_catherine_ 7 years ago

my gosh!!! i can't believe that there are so many cruel ways to lead a man to his/her death .... gosh ....

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Hi BritesEdward, I didn't mentioned the crucifixion on purpose coz it contains sensitive background. Thanks

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BirteEdwards 7 years ago

Show how cruel man can be to fellow man.

You forgot one - the ancient Roman Crucifixion

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Hi BP9, these are just few of the punishment systems around the world. Thanks

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BP9 7 years ago from Cleveland Heights, Ohio

This hub was interesting. A bit macabre perhaps...but very interesting. I was cringing the whole time, but couldn't stop reading. LOL

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Hi Cris, yes, this could be a warning :):):) Thanks for the comment.

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines


Tthis was so effective in stunting the growth of my criminal mind! I won't stray from the straight path now that I know what could possibly happen to me if I did! LOL

Cool! :D

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

hehehe, Hi BC, Thanks and have a nice HANGING day :)

badcompany99 7 years ago

The perfect read for my breakfast lol, I thing I will go for being well hung ; )

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