blood-eagle - a horrific method of torture described by the Nordic sagas. The ribs of the victim were cut by the spine and broken open thus resembling wings. The lungs were pulled out through the wounds in the back and laid across the shoulders.
The Judas Cradle, a terrible medieval torture where the victim would be placed on top of a pyramid-like seat. The victim's feet were tied to each other in a way that moving one leg would force the other to move as well - increasing pain.
Hard to believe this beautiful tool was designed for a discusting purpose. This instrument of torture which was inserted into a victim and expanded by means of a screw device to tear through the victim's internal organs, causing an excruciating death.