TIL Waist chop or waist cutting, also known as cutting in two at the waist, was a form of execution used in ancient China. As its name implies, it involved the condemned being sliced in two at the waist by an executioner. by whatilearned December 10, 2021, 3:05 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waist_chop What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote ancientChinachopcondemnedcuttingexecutionexecutionerformimpliesinvolvedslicedTILToday I learnedwaist See more Previous article Python Common Anti-Patterns Next article ‘Log4Shell’ vulnerability poses critical threat to applications using 7 Comments Leave a Reply >An episode not attested in the official histories recounts that in 1734, Yu Hongtu (俞鴻圖), the Education Administrator of Henan, was sentenced to a waist chop. After being cut in two at the waist, he remained alive long enough to write the Chinese character cǎn (慘; “cruel, awful”) seven times with his own blood before dying. After hearing this, the Yongzheng Emperor abolished this form of execution. Yeah that is pretty cruel and awful Log in to Reply way worse than beheading. the person would be conscious long enough to bleed out and feel the pain Log in to Reply Instead of 2 for 1, it’s 2 from 1 Log in to Reply The good ‘ol days Log in to Reply *Omni-Man has entered the chat* Log in to Reply This is particularly bad case of somebody being cut in half. Log in to Reply Black Dahlia has entered the chat Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.