After several hours of more waiting, covered with ice, they were finally let inside — when the administration wanted to.
In an attempt to escape from the hot bowls, the rats would gnaw their way through the victim's flesh.
Although there's no real proof that it was used, Chinese Bamboo Torture took advantage of bamboo's propensity to grow quickly.
Depictions of the Soviet genocide.
Below, however, we'll describe a particular form of rat torture developed by Diederik Sonoy, a leader during the Dutch revolt of the 16th century.
Jodorowsky later alleged that the scissor-wielder was so loaded with hallucinogens that the scene nearly played out for real.