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What was the most unusual method of killing somebody have you read in a novel?

Asked by mazingerz88 (26373points) October 6th, 2011

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TexasDude's avatar

George Harvey getting conked on the noggin with an icicle in The Lovely Bones.

HungryGuy's avatar

Beaming them directly into the center of a star.

downtide's avatar

A description of a method of Chinese torture/execution, which involved strapping a brass bowl upside down onto a man’s bare abdomen, with some live rats under the bowl. Then the bowl was heated up with hot coals and the rats chewed their way through the man’s belly to escape.

flutherother's avatar

I read a story where a man was shot with a bullet made of ice, which melted leaving no trace of the murder weapon.

TexasDude's avatar

@flutherother I think the Mythbusters actually tested that one once…

GabrielsLamb's avatar

It was actually true, I read it a long time ago in a sort of semi-fictional, weird autobiography of Marco Polo and the events of his treck through Mongolia.

They used to capture prisoners, fill giant body sized vats with oil, and clamp them into the vats at the neck and literally cure them until they died.

The rooms were sound proof and no one could hear them screaming.

mazingerz88's avatar

@GabrielsLamb Jeez, dare I ask if once they’re dead, they were used for something else?

GabrielsLamb's avatar

@mazingerz88 Anti pasto? Ewwwwwwwww…....


But that being said from a RATIONAL place… I don’t think the Mongols of the time might have had an actual problem with it?

mazingerz88's avatar

@GabrielsLamb I have to research on this some more about the Mongols, burn the midnight oil, see? : )

Prosb's avatar

I’m not sure if this counts, since it’s technically suicide, but an interrogator names Mr. Wonderful slices his own arm repeatedly, while talking to the main character in the book Mogworld.
He dies from massive blood loss of course. However, nobody can die for long in Mogworld, and he walks back into the room shortly afterwards with his new body after resurrecting, and proceeds to rip an arm off the old one, and starts eating it while continuing the conversation where he left off. He also offers his captive some of his old flesh as a snack, but he turns it down, despite Mr. Wonderful being a human, and the main character being a zombie. I was literally rolling on the floor laughing at this scene.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

@Prosb Discusting! But cool… LOL

GabrielsLamb's avatar

@mazingerz88 The book had Marco Polo in it, it was an antique book actually *I deal in them, it was called something like

“The travels of Marco Polo.” Supposedly he has quite a reputation along the trade routes.

*I hope that helps… My memory is shot at best.

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