Qi was consort to emperor Gaozu of the Chinese Han dynasty, and she bore him a son. The empress, Liu Zhi, was attempting to push her son to be the emperors heir, though the emperor preferred the son of his consort. This infuriated Liu Zhi.
So she did the logical thing, and had Qi shaved, placed in chains and dressed as a prisoner. She had assassins force poison down Qi's son's throat, she cut off her lips, cut out her tongue, gouged out her eyes, and had her arms and legs amputated. Afterward, she threw her in a manure filled pigsty, where she survived for several torturous days, being presented as 'the human swine'.
Liu Zhi's son, having become the next emperor, was so disgusted by her cruelty he became a fervent alcoholic basically giving up his duties as regent.
A kid wanted to climb into the chimney on top of the house. As he climbed in, he got stuck in the middle of the chimney with his back facing the ground.
So, he just waited there and slowly died. The skeleton was found after 25 years.
Look up Execution of the Munster Anabaptists.
3 men, strapped to a stake so they could feel all the vibrations, and hear and smell what was happening to the others. Each one was tortured, individually for an hour, with white-hot tongs, their skin was ripped away, their flesh cooked, their muscles torn, their tongues ripped out. If they at any point went unconscious, that time was not counted towards their hour. They had to be alive and awake for it all. They were tortured one by one. Imagine being the last of the three, knowing what's coming for two hours, and then, finally, getting it.
I read once a guy needed to crawl in and clean a bread baking oven that continued to rotate the conveyor in which the bread was on. The oven had been turned off and cooled, as it was supposed to be, but the guy cleaning didn't give it enough to fully cool on the inside. So he climbed up on top over the conveyors as they slowly pushed him into the oven. About a 1/3 of the way in he realized it was too hot inside the oven and he tried to back out. The conveyors got caught on his clothes and such and kept feeding him through. He slowly cooked to death as the conveyor mercilessly pushed him through the long oven. He would have felt every bit of it.
The sicillian bull :
The bull was made entirely of bronze, hollow, with a door in one side. The bull was in the form and size of an actual bull and had an acoustic apparatus that converted screams into the sound of a bull. The condemned were locked inside the device, and a fire was set under it, heating the metal until the person inside was roasted to death.
Anyone who died from scaphism
A criminal was contained inside a pair of narrow rowboats (or in some variations in a large wooden tub), with his head, hands, and feet protruding outside from this container. The person was then forced to ingest large amounts of milk and honey until developing a severe diarrhea, and mixture of milk and honey was also rubbed on the exposed parts of his body, attracting flies and other insect species. Then he was left afloat on a still pond or a lake. The defenseless person’s fecal matter slowly accumulated within the container, attracting more flies, which ate and bred within his or her exposed and increasingly gangrenous flesh. Person was then repeatedly fed each day to prevent fatal dehydration and starvation, often prolonging the torture to several days or even weeks Death, when it eventually occurred, was caused by a combination of various factors, most often bceause of septic shock, starvation or dehydration.
How about that caver in.....Utah? I think who tried exploring a new section of cave. He got stuck headfirst down in like 8" x 18" tube that he hoped he could wiggle through to a bigger portion on the other side. There was no bigger portion.
They spent a day trying to get him out, almost did but the rigging failed and he wedge deeper into the hole. He eventually died by being upside down so long. They ended up filling the cave entrance with concrete and consider the entire thing his grave.
Wallace was taken from the hall to the Tower of London, then stripped naked and dragged through the city at the heels of a horse to the Elms at Smithfield. He was hanged, drawn and quartered — strangled by hanging, but released while he was still alive, emasculated, eviscerated and his bowels burned before him, beheaded, then cut into four parts. His preserved head (dipped in tar) was placed on a pike atop London Bridge. It was later joined by the heads of the brothers, John and Simon Fraser. His limbs were displayed, separately, in Newcastle, Berwick, Stirling, and Perth.
Locked in Syndrome.. Or rather, The "complete" version of it where your thoughts are locked inside you with no way to communicate. I think I would go totally insane. Death would not come soon enough.
In 1536, Bernhard Krechting, Bernhard Knipperdolling, and Jan van Leiden were chained to stakes in the Münster public square, tortured with flesh-ripping tongs for more than an hour, killed with daggers thrust into their hearts, and their remains hoisted in cages in the city cathedral as a warning against any similar misbehavior in the future.
Being alone and in the dark causes people to become quite afraid of their fate. You wouldn't want to experience these creepy wilderness encounters.