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In 1724, Margaret Dickson was hanged but later found still alive. She was allowed to walk free
because under Scots Law her punishment had been carried out. Only later were the words until dead added to the sentence of hanging.
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    • Dannax 6 aug
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    • Can't find any info on her, they probably burned her at the stake cause they thought she was a witch... the past is wild dude.
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    • This is false since women dont exist
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    • (70s show intro) HAANGING OUT!
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    • That’s why you pull the legs
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    • Autauga 6 aug
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    • Today’s my birthday :))
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    • This reminds me of that guy who died and came back to life and then argued in court that his life sentence was over
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    • Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss told a story about this once
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    • Pretty sure this is referring to the story of Half Hanged Mary, who was named Mary Webster. She was hanged as a witch and found alive the next morning, and couldn’t be tried twice for the same crime so went free. (Before you ask I’m writing a horror movie inspired by that’s why I remember)
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    • Read something like this about Salem. They hung a girl wrong and she survived a night in the tree. She spent the night stewing on how fucked everything was and when the cut her down all she said was “surprise” and terrified the town
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    • Get right with God before you meet Him
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      Foundry 6 aug
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    • If you like my comment you got small pp
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    • I think we can actually confirm she was a witch.
      arganoth 6 aug
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    • That was a very poor setup for a gallow as it should snap the neck from the spine and completely k/ll them. Hanging is very torturing and cruel amongst the crowds so the instant death is the idea here
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    • “Margaret?! What are you doing still alive!” “Oh, just hanging around.”
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    • Imagine her throat game if she lived from that
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    • It is true, I was the rope
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    • Lelutoo 6 aug
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    • I'll take a fuck that for 1600
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    • She was also hung ;)
      Doat 6 aug
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    • A true survivor
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    • She’s that witch dude from Sherlock Holmes fr
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    • This is from a poem which was implied as true however there’s no real evidence.
      NickD624 6 aug
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    • She won the gulag
      jayflow 6 aug
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    • Not unsettling at all, all this says to me is that they should have tried harder to execute people
      J1N1 6 aug
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    • Hanged
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    • I dunno how true this is, but supposedly if you live through a death penalty you’re allowed to go free as it’s know as the 2nd chance law. God giving you a second chance to fix yourself.
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    • Fucking smartass
      Snapgram 6 aug
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    • Haha dicks son
      marunong 6 aug
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    • She had some NECK MUSCLES on her
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    • Yeah we have 0 way of knowing that actually happened
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    • She was hung not “hanged”
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    • “Hanged”
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    • What did she do to get hung?
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    • Hung
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    • Hung** but ok
      cleeeo 7 aug
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    • Thta one strong neck
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    • My senior year of highschool, we were at an honors society event where we recieved our cords. We went to the reception and I was fiddling with my cord and tied it into a noose. I taught like 5 people how to tie it and then it became a thing. A bunch of people got in trouble for wearing honor nooses.
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    • First time?
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    • ITS FUCKING “HUNG” MOTHERFUCKER
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    • No woman no cry hands down my favorite Bob Marley song.
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    • Need to go back to using a sword then
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    • I have a hard time believing that 1724 scots cared about the finer points of legal shenanigans. Probably would have just shot her on the spot
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    • Look up Anne Green. She was a maid in the 1650s who was thought to be dead after she was hanged (because that's what happens when you're hanged) but she woke up later on a dissection table for medical students.
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    • She k!lled her baby and someone wrote a book about her.
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    • Well yeah it's hard to hang someone properly. They will likely take awhile be kiIIed.
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    • She came right back to that town with a new husband and started a bar that is still thier today
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    • Funny
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    • The executioner didn't tie the noose right. The knot is put behind one of the ears. When the person being hanged gets dropped, their neck is meant to break and death is almost instant. Choking to death was considered cruel, and so you didn't just let someone die like that.
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    • Imagine being hanged after that, surviving, then being hanged again because you were blessed enough to survive the first.
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    • She liked to be choked and it saved her
      ronbot12 8 aug
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    • Why does iFunny tell me I didn’t like a single post, fake news amma right
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    • A witch
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    • I like the fact but did you have to use a picture that makes me feel very uncomfortable
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    • Your in the trading post buying your favorite jerky when the bitch you brought your kids to watch hang yesterday shows up
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    • Bitch gotta strong neck game
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    • So she walked....scot free?
      JadedCap 7 aug
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    • What was the crime?
      morbage 7 aug
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    • Smh... women always getting lighter sentences than men...
      larryboi 7 aug
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    • Wow they had some good cameras back in 1724
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    • As a woman I find this disturbing big time
      Sandys 7 aug
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    • Hung
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    • Sounds like some bullshit. You're telling me the straightforward cunts back then would let that fly but some dude today who died but was resuscitated can't get out of his life sentence? Kekkers
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    • Her name was actually Mary Webster. She was accused of witchcraft and hanged. Look up the poem "Half-Hanged Mary", it was written by her decendant Margret Atwood about Mary's hanging
      Cardy 7 aug
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    • O
      CD_Bruh 7 aug
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    • If done correctly, the noose is designed to snap the neck when the person is dropped
      noname00 7 aug
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    • Also she was probably hanged for like learning math or some shit.
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    • So .....fucking anne frank is in the comment section yall.....anne fucking frank
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    • Who is that an what she do?
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    • I’m adding her to my top 10 list
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    • So here's a thought. Let's say a country can only put people to death by hanging. What happens when a freak of nature is born that can't die by hanging. What do you do? Let's clarify he has super joints or whatever so even if you try to hang him to does nothing.
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    • Oh fact checker?
      kuyafish 7 aug
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    • Yea the hangmen had to guesstimate to decide the height to drop you at to not have you choke to death but to also not rip your head off. The weight of the criminal in question was the largest factor
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    • Hanging isn't what kiIIs you. It's the drop that is meant to snap your neck. A healthy person can hang by their neck for a while.
      VADR_ 7 aug
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    • SHE MURDERED HER KID
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    • IFUNNY IS A PIECE OF SHIT!! There!! Is THAT SPAM?!!?
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    • That neck strong
      Skooter 7 aug
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    • Sounds like bullshit but i dont know enough about hanging facts to confirm whether or not this is true
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    • Did she watch the first RDJ Sherlock Holmes movie?
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    • Anyone know we became of that one guy who claimed he served his life sentence since he technically died?
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    • They didn't assume she was a witch and just burn her alive?
      Lala611 7 aug
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    • Fucking bullshit
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    • Mat
      Eliqis 7 aug
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    • She likes choking
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    • Bolt feet to the floor. Be sure to use a wide washer so their feet don't pull through the screw. Then pull the neck rope hard until they are dead. Efficiency
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    • Damn she musta had a fuckin wide ass neck
      7400 6 aug
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    • Mamma said I gots a strong nek
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    • But later found still alive. That's not how it works.
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    • She murdered her newborn child. Don't give her any sympathy. I'm not trying to create an abortion argument. She straight up murdered a small, breathing, brand-spanking-new human being. Bitch deserved worse than she got.
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    • If the rope breaks during a Hanging execution, your death sentence is considered, carried out.
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    • That one dude from baki
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