TIL that in 1734, a Chinese official was sentenced to death by “waist chopping”. After being cut in two at the waist, he remained alive long enough to write the Chinese character 慘 (“horrible”) 7 times with his own blood before dying. After hearing this, the Emperor abolished this form of execution


TIL that in 1734, a Chinese official was sentenced to death by "waist chopping". After being cut in two at the waist, he remained alive long enough to write the Chinese character 慘 ("horrible") 7 times with his own blood before dying. After hearing this, the Emperor abolished this form of execution from todayilearned

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