Looking for Vlad (15th Century CE)

“Did you know,” my brother asked me one day, “that an impaled person could live for days up there, on a stake? If the executioner went along the spine, sparing all the vital organs…”

“Wow… so, there were people who were experts at that?” I said.

“Imagine the practice you needed to become an expert at impaling…”

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