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Boiling to death is a method of capital punishment. Boil or furuncle is a skin disease caused by the inflammation of hair follicles, thus resulting in the localized accumulation of pus and dead tissues. ... Death Penalty World Map Color Key: Blue: Abolished for all crimes Yellow: Abolished for crimes not committed in exceptional circumstances (such as crimes committed in time of war) Orange: Abolitionist in Practice Red: Legal Form of Punishment Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is the judicially ordered...

The condemned would be placed in a giant cauldron of cold water, tied up to prevent escape. The executioner then lit a fire under the cauldron as to allow the water to slowly heat up. It was a very painful and slow method of execution.

While not as widespread or frequent as other methods, this mode of capital punishment has seen widespread use in both Europe and Asia over the past two or three thousand years. For example, it was a legal form of capital punishment during the reign of Henry VIII, reserved for poisoners. Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ...

The image of cannibals cooking people alive to eat them is a euphamistic cartoon often used for the entertainment of children. This dramatic device is used to allow those people, typically white explorers, to survive. Cannibalism in Brazil in 1557 as described by Hans Staden. ...

In recent times, the government of Uzbekistan under the leadership of Islam Karimov (a.k.a. "the boiler") is alleged to have boiled a number of dissidents. Evidence of this and other human rights abuses, however, has not been sufficient for the world community to take meaningful action. Islam Karimov Islam Abduganievich Karimov (in modern Uzbek: Islom Karimov) (born January 30, 1938) has been the President of Uzbekistan since 1991. ...

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Boiling to death is a very slow and painful form of execution by torture.
In James Clavell's novel Shōgun, one of the crew members of the Erasmus is boiled to death in a cauldron.
One of the fatalities in enternal champions is boiling your foe to death.
Boiling to death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (232 words)
Boiling to death is a method of execution.
The condemned are either plunged into already boiling water or acid, or tied up and placed in a giant cauldron of cold water, under which the executioner then lights a fire, which heats the water until it boils.
In James Clavell's novel Shōgun, the youngest crew member of the Erasmus is boiled to death in a cauldron.
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