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Flashback: The Rack

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The rack has been used as a torture devise since at least AD 65; it is still in use today, except that now it’s a piece of equipment found in a chiropractor’s office, with padded joints and supposedly-comfortable straps…  I called this a flashback, as I personally experienced the rack for six years, three times a week, twenty minutes at a time, as a child (followed by electric shock, all in the name of medicine).  Just looking at these images makes my back hurt!  To read more about the history, just click on the bottom image.

Torture - Middle Ages, the Rack torture-the-rack-granger

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A melancholic pragmatist with a wide streak of mischief and an active imagination that turns into novels.

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