• Joe Arridy, an intellectually disabled man with an
IQ score of 46, was wrongfully executed in 1939 at
age 23. During his time in prison, Arridy played with
o toy train that was a gift from the prison warden,
who called him "the happiest prisoner on death
row." He gave his precious toy to another inmate
before walking into the gas chamber smiling.
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    • In case you were wondering why he was there, he was wrongly accused of the blubby and murder of a 15 year old girl. His innocence was only discovered after his death.
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    • They basically executed a child for a crime he didn’t commit.
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    • Jesus, an iq of 46? That's rough. He'd fit in among reddit's smartest intelectuals though.
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    • That’s just fucked man. Atleast he was happy before leaving us
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    • What’s the lowest iq ever recorded? Because this is the lowest I’ve ever heard, although my sister hasn’t been tested yet
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    • So, his mental capacity was that of a 6 year old. His lawyer tried to set up an insanity defence, and when the local newspaper found out, they ran a headline of "Not Insane - Just an Imbecile". He apparently confessed to this murder and two others in the area, but now it's believed he was a witness
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    • That sucks
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    • What led him to be on death row
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    • Compared to this app, that's a high IQ
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    • Tell me bout them rabbits George
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    • Well now I’m sad.
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    • That poor man...
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    • pigles1 1 jul
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    • that's fucked up man.
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    • Green mile in a nutshell
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    • Miracle in cell number 7 on Netflix. Not the actual story but similar
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    • To those wondering, an IQ of 60 is typically the bare minimum which is required for speech and verbal communication.
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    • Everyone here upset cause 46 IQ is a champion among the comment section
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    • That’s fucked even for me
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    • This is true
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    • Iq of 46? He’s a genius compared to the dick that stole my wallet last week
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    • Truly the pinnacle of iFunny’s many intellectuals
      _Hans 1 jul
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    • Who executed this poor man? H I T L 3 R??
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    • For reference if your IQ is below 70 you are considered I.D. and are eligible for support from your state.
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    • At least he died happily
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    • F
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    • That ain’t right
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    • the “gas chamber”? when has the US ever used gas chambers to execute inmates?
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    • IQ of 45 and still pulled more tail than most of you iFunny incels
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    • 46 IQ? Extremely low? That’s the average TikTok dancers IQ
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    • Green Mile type of shit right there
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    • Executed in a gas chamber? That sounds a bit slow and cruel
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    • Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Not guilty because we can't find anyone else.
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    • Police will do anything to "close" a case
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    • "an intellectually disabled man with an iq score of 46" that sounds alot like the majority of people on this app
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    • Wholesome 💯
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    • I’m not crying, you’re crying
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    • That IQ still higher than Democrats
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    • And he gave it to a black man?!?! Wtf I thought all white people were racist.
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    • This sort of thing is a big reason that I’m against the death penalty. There are a lot of people every year who are found innocent after their execution. We can’t go back on an execution.
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    • well where’s the guy who did do it
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    • Theres a movie called a miracle in cell no.7 which is like this, it is VERY EMOTIONAL and you WILL cry. Also its in turkish but dont let that stop you like it did for me for a while, im telling you its worth it
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    • Ignorance is a bliss.
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    • This shit is why the death penalty shouldn't exist. Too many innocents are murdered. It doesn't make up for the number of people who should be executed.
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    • We used Gas Chambers??? What the fuck was wrong with us Jesus Christ
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    • This Shit make me RAGE!
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    • Its funny how those black advocates who go around speaking about false incarcerations probably never mention this guy. Funny how that works..
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    • I shall pay my respects.
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    • This should have been a clear case of not competent to stand trial
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    • Lemme guess, Texas?
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    • And bootlickers will say “just follow the law”
      skultra 1 jul
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    • He died btw
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    • justis
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    • Did he have magical n3gro powers like Michael Clarke Duncan?
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    • “ then u will die happier than the rest”
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    • This is why i dont trust the death penalty, we dont trust our government already, why trust them with a mans life
      Nolo56 1 jul
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    • This man looks like the average high schooler nowadays. And has the same IQ. Fascinating. Truly ahead of his time
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    • how do they know he was wrongly accused
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    • "Justice for Joe" is what the liberals should be saying if they really cared about justice.
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    • The fucked up part is the only evidence that they had to prove he was guilty was that he made a false confession of the charges, And the man who REALLY committed the crime was already executed 2 year prior to this.
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    • It's illegal to execute the mentally unable nowadays because of things like this
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    • For more context: he was accused of the blubby/murder of a young girl by her father despite being in a different state at the time, and coerced into pleading guilty by prosecution due to the fact that he had the mental capacity of a 4-6 year old
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    • Why? Why is this featured on IFUNNY?
      Neilwa8 1 jul
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    • It's stories like this that make the death penalty seem like too high a cost for what it's worrh
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    • What was he wrongly accused of? Does anybody know? This is horrible btw.
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    • Ignorance is bliss
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    • Oh shit that my grampa
      Bezak 1 jul
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    • Who else has faith in the American justice system?
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    • Rest easy King
      Bshours 1 jul
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    • He's kinda cute though ngl
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    • Is being that stupid really that bad tho? Like everything is just awesome to you lol
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    • Green mile anyone?
      Raven_N7 1 jul
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    • "Fake news nothing bad happens to white fokes" smh
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    • I guess ignorance really is bliss.
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    • This guy is literally a real Of Mice And Men
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    • 46? Dam that's like, a 7 year old intelligence
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    • Awe I want to hug him
      asscrust 1 jul
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    • This iFunny bro I came here for memes not tears
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    • It’d almost like white people suffer from white peoples too
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    • Bruh, I came here to laugh not cry ;-;
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    • He was a genius compared to Tik Tok followers.
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    • Fucking whatbthe Hell are these monsters in the judicial system doing. He may have been happy going in but just imagine the suffocating pain that poor man felt.
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    • I have mixed feelings about all this.
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    • This shit is why i say no to putting down prisoners. I get that there are alot of fucked up people in the world that deserve death, but i couldn't stand to potentially have some poor innocent bastard lose their life for something that isn't their fault.
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    • Shit like this still happens. Loads of people in prison right now who were wrongly convicted. On top of that, people in jail for stupid law violations like collecting rain water and unclogging drain ditches on personal property. People wonder why I hate the justice system, because it's false adverti
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    • Being retarded must be so fun. Instead of waking up with average iq and worrying about what clothes should I put on and what will I do today? Retards wake up simply living life with little to no worries
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    • What’s even more sad is the Dorothy Drain even said it wasn’t him
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    • Its like that one Turkish movie miracle in cell no 7
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    • He was a happy soul, messed up as it is, he got taken to probably not have further torment.
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    • Am I the only one who thinks that mentally ill people should go to jail for the crimes to commit? I understand that they don’t really know what they’re doing, but that’s more reason to put them in jail because nothings stopping them from repeating it
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    • I feel physically sick after reading that.
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