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  • 270

    Brian

    10 years ago

    Really people? I'd want my body to be in one piece at my funeral. Also, I've heard that you live for a few brief moments after getting the guillotine. That would just be freaky.

    • 331

      Ethan

      8 years ago

      If you knew you just died, you would not know how to react to still being alive and wouldn't be able to piece together what just happened. Plus it's instant. I wouldn't want my trachea to shatter and then hang by my neck because the rope wasn't long enough.

    • 104

      noah10105

      8 years ago

      We are almost positive it's instant but the second i die i'm asking Louis XVI

    • 50

      EwanDaBoss

      8 years ago

      no cause you could stare at people and mouth to them

    • 152

      antilohs

      8 years ago

      People who get executed (both of these are executions) usually don't have funerals.

    • 63

      Bob

      8 years ago

      You wont be alive to care

    • 122

      jakeb27

      8 years ago

      The guillotine was invented as a more humane method of execution than hanging.

    • 116

      Freq-Sho

      8 years ago

      fuck the funeral, sharp blade with pretty much no pain cause it's over so fast..... OR..... hanging from your neck hoping your neck breaks cause if not you flair around with a REALLY sore neck / throat gasping for air until you suffocate

    • 8

      Muhammad Nur Zafran

      7 years ago

      yeah the body must be perfect to be in the grave

    • 39

      Monokiller

      7 years ago

      ALSO there is a chance of the guillotine coming down and NOT killing you so you have to wait for them to pull it pack up with halve your head chopped off in INTENSE PAIN

    • 76

      Omni123

      7 years ago

      It could take hours for some people to die by the gallows, continuously gasping for air., where as a guillotine is quick.

    • 13

      Omni123

      7 years ago

      It could take hours for some people to die by the gallows, continuously gasping for air., where as a guillotine is quick.

    • 15

      courageoftheheart

      7 years ago

      Your neck would most likely be stuck in a 90 degree angle... besides, if you get cremated, it doesn't matter.

    • 28

      weirdo

      7 years ago

      @Monokiller, the guillotine was designed so that it would never happen like you said.

    • 25

      Justin

      7 years ago

      How many people get to see the inside of their neck? (If your head rolls the right way)

    • 8

      erin says hi

      7 years ago

      if the guillotine isnt sharp it wont cut all the way through and you would still be alive. it might take several times before its all the way through.

    • 5

      Name

      7 years ago

      in that case they would raise the blade and drop it again until it makes its way through.

    • 17

      Okmrbob

      7 years ago

      Well if you get hung there is a chance it doesn't kill you immediately so they just wait for you to get slowly strangled to death

    • 10

      DrAvvesome13

      7 years ago

      Ethan, guillotine is NOT INSTANT, you brain is still alive for a few seconds after you head is removed. It never says you have to die, if hung by a noose it could get cut before you suffocate (if your neck didn't break) and just have a bruise for a while

    • 6

      Alvo Razzi

      7 years ago

      I wouldn't want to rot in the ground as a corpse. Ever heard of cremation? If you're a spiritual person then why would you want to have your body rot and possibly your soul partly attached to the remaining pieces, remember it's not the same as decomposing naturally. If you're a practical person then why would you want to waste land space with more dead bodies. It made sense when the population wasn't in the billions, but now our population is increasing in acceleration of growth. There's a lot of old habits we need to improve on, in this planet.

    • 5

      Iggy

      7 years ago

      Quick and painless for the guillotine, the noose might leave you to choke to death with a half-broken neck.

    • 5

      Rachel

      7 years ago

      It's quicker. Plus my family is Jewish so there's no viewing so it doesn't matter what I look like at my funeral.

    • 2

      Insakna

      7 years ago

      #Erin says hi: The guillotine is always sharp and will kill you instantly. Always.

    • 1

      Desiree Kira Eriksson

      7 years ago

      Funeral? that is a stupid argument.

    • 4

      Cpt. Fabulous

      7 years ago

      yeah, but then you could get your neck blood all over everyone.

    • 1

      [deleted]

      7 years ago

      Would you care about your funeral when you're dead?

    • 18

      Matty Ciuccio

      7 years ago

      It is nothing to lose your head over, don't worry.

    • 1

      Potato

      7 years ago

      Are you sure you'd have a funeral?

    • 2

      SilentRant

      7 years ago

      If the rope is too long when being hung you can be decapitated. If the rope is too short asphyxiation can take 45 minutes to kill you.

    • 2

      SageOfSixPaths

      7 years ago

      I'll have my head chopped off with a smile on my face, just like Gol D Roger.

    • 14

      Sophie Wong

      7 years ago

      If you're executed in any of those manners, you probably aren't going to have a funeral.

    • 0

      Andy McLerran

      7 years ago

      ... you also live for a couple of minutes after being hung, execpt its probaly longer because your head is still attatched...

    • 0

      Samuel Hemminger

      7 years ago

      The problem with a noose is that after you fall, your neck breaks, and you're stuck there, as a paraplegic, choking to death.

    • 1

      Michelle Owens

      7 years ago

      Have your head sewn back on for the funeral.

    • 3

      Kristopher

      7 years ago

      I've only chosen this because I could have arranged for a note for a open-casket funeral just to flick off one of my bastardly childhood friends.

    • 8

      bla bla

      7 years ago

      Well if you do happen to live for 5-seconds after being decapitated you could wink at someone in the crowd

    • 1

      Tim Moon

      7 years ago

      and you shit yourself when you get hanged...

    • 0

      anut9

      7 years ago

      You know that it can take a really long time to die by noose right?

    • 0

      lonewolf

      6 years ago

      yeah, but being hung apparently the most painful thing ever.....I watched a documentary, the guy decided to live.

    • 1

      Fus-Ro-Dah

      6 years ago

      If you're hung, you might suffocate if they do a botched job of it (which is likely, as official hangings haven't been used for quite a while). On the other hand, your head can live for a couple seconds after decapitation... Can't I just get a lethal injection?

    • 2

      nathan

      6 years ago

      i wont be a zombie

    • 1

      Micah Philson

      6 years ago

      Actually, you live for minutes after being hanged, and are paralyzed. That's horrible, but then you also watch everyone stare at you and boo you for several minutes. As for the Guillotine, yes, you're conscious for about 3-5 seconds, supposedly, but you won't think because of loss of blood to the brain, and will die completely in just a few seconds. Besides, it'd be cool to see what that's like to be disembodied.

    • 1

      Alexela311

      6 years ago

      also, hanging is basically being strangled, and wouldn't you be in pain for those minutes you're still alive?

    • 3

      Troy Foster

      6 years ago

      The undertaker would sow you back up

    • 2

      Jacob Sargent

      6 years ago

      Guillotines are believed to be virtually painless because they sever your spinal cord and therefore shut down your nervous system so you won't feel a thing afterward, even if you do live for a while longer

    • 1

      Gina Gonçalves Melancia

      6 years ago

      You dont live u dead its just involutary movements by your head

    • 1

      Simon Giordanengo

      6 years ago

      different choice, same reason

    • 1

      communist penguin

      6 years ago

      those extra few seconds is a win

    • 1

      Cali

      6 years ago

      If the noose is not tied correctly, you can lie there twitching and suffocating for up to half an hour. At least with the other option, it's relatively quick.

    • 1

      thepowerfulbob

      6 years ago

      My last word while my head is in the basket:BRAAAINZZZ!!

    • 1

      Rachael!

      6 years ago

      How would people know that i wonder...

    • 1

      Reject909

      6 years ago

      When I read "hung by noose" I misread it and thought it said erotic asphyxiation...my bad lol

    • 1

      Dallas Snow

      6 years ago

      If I had to choose between quick and painless or slow and painful,I'm pretty sure most people would agree that quick and painless is better.

    • 0

      John

      6 years ago

      And the ladder choice is to have your neck stretched and slowly die... Not fun

    • 1

      Somerandom guy

      6 years ago

      Well being hanged takes forever and those few moments where you are still alive you wouldn't notice because you are your brain and not your body

    • 0

      CCDC

      5 years ago

      Wouldn't you rather die a fast death than suffer?

    • 3

      Glaceon999

      5 years ago

      When you're hung, you have a brief 20 seconds to pull yourself up and breathe before your breathing is cut out. If you can do a good chin-up, as long as you aren't cuffed you can open your windpipe by pulling up. Then, you could even push yourself out. Broken bone > rolling head.

    • 0

      dabowieknife

      5 years ago

      @Brian sometimes a hanging doesnt snap your neck like it should some times it just chocks u to death so the other option is faster and less painful

    • 0

      Somerandomwizard

      5 years ago

      Your body twitches but is not connected to your brain so you die, also whenever it comes to death by no oxygen, people seen to forget the fact that that really hurts the chest and think its like calmly fadeing away

    • 1

      derpface

      5 years ago

      the rope breaks your neck as the guillotine might fail and leaves you with a painfull death

    • 1

      Mr Spoon

      5 years ago

      Guillotines kill you almost instantly. You don't have the same torture as a noose.

    • 0

      Bruh Bruh

      5 years ago

      You probably arnt getting a funeral

    • 0

      TYmoore697

      5 years ago

      When you're hung you suffocate for a few minutes

    • 0

      Julia Madalena Frizzi

      5 years ago

      If you got hung you probably wouldn't have had a funeral

    • 0

      Keeley Bonbon

      5 years ago

      You could technically get your head sewn back on for your funeral. There's an embalmer i met who took 24 hours once just to peice a man's skull back together from a suicide blast to the head with a shotgun. So having one's head decapitated would be a lot less work to make it happen for the funeral. Getting your head chopped off is virtually painless apparently, plus there is a chance your head might still be alive for a few seconds after, but those are most likely the nerves. That would still be a good experience.

    • 0

      MinimiMax

      4 years ago

      But a guillotine is faster. It will kill you with one shot for sure. Being hung can go wrong and then you're hanging there for a long time choking to death.

    • 0

      dannman3

      4 years ago

      dude, in the history books and documentaries it says that you would die instantly and painlessly

    • 2

      jjrock7H

      4 years ago

      some people have survived being hung by a noose(the rope sometimes snaps) i have yet to hear of anyone survive decapitation.

    • 0

      myhihi1

      4 years ago

      You live for a few seconds after you get your head chopped off because there is still oxygen in your brain.

    • 0

      Balthazar

      4 years ago

      instant death is better than choking

    • 0

      HoodedFox

      4 years ago

      that would be awesome I want to see my body when im dead

    • 0

      PyRO22

      4 years ago

      Ever heard of painless?

    • 0

      MinimiMax

      4 years ago

      Nut you also suffer a lot longer when being hung if it doesn't work as it should. A guillotine always kills you on one quick slash.

    • 0

      George

      4 years ago

      Who from?

    • 0

      George

      4 years ago

      From who?

    • 0

      Annygron8

      4 years ago

      even if you get aware of everything for a few seconds after having your head cutted off (maybe! and not Always), I'd still prefer this over suffering through even some minutes in pure panic and agony (being even more aware of it - and this is not maybe nor sometimes). And they can put your head and body together to not shock your mom. I'd prefer every loved one of mine to die quickly and in less pain and be very 'shocking' on their funeral, than to know they went through complete dispair before dying :| crappy english sorry

    • 0

      Ian Krupp

      4 years ago

      Also a noose snaps the neck and DOES NOT suffocate!

    • 0

      Mitchell Hughes

      4 years ago

      Um... your eyes pop out of your head when your hung... thats why they put the bag iver your head

    • 0

      Sofafasaurus

      4 years ago

      You would still feel pain.

    • 1

      superqueen15

      4 years ago

      You would be dead!!

    • 1

      Scott Glennon

      4 years ago

      Actually you live longer being hung your immobilized but suffering horribly. Guillotine would put you unconscious instantly.

    • 0

      Livvy

      4 years ago

      Being hanged by a noose isn't guaranteed to cause instant death. It is more likely that you will suffocate to death after several minutes once you are hanged.

    • 0

      abdualaah_k

      4 years ago

      if you were hung = RUN FOR YOUR LIFE WOOHO

    • 1

      YoloFTW

      4 years ago

      no you only live for a second being decapitated by an executor because its no so accurate and a bit of the brain stem could be left and you would be a live for a second

    • 0

      Deadpool

      4 years ago

      Either get strangled or cut. Decisions, decisions

    • 0

      CarpFoon

      4 years ago

      i always wondered whether it would actually hurt, or if you could come back with cpr or something

    • 0

      pokedex819

      4 years ago

      A quick and easy death is less painful...

    • 1

      Marques Hasbrouck

      4 years ago

      Swift death or long thoughtfullly planned death

    • 0

      DanTDM

      4 years ago

      I wish I was decapitated by a guillotine :(

    • 0

      Anounymous

      4 years ago

      I would rather die in a few seconds than be alive, before i die you see dude!

    • 0

      lightningstorm55

      4 years ago

      You can live a few seconds after you start to hang, but there's a better chance of that than being alive after the guillotine.

    • 0

      BlameTheNarwhals

      4 years ago

      There was only one person recorded to live shortly after he was decapitated.

    • 0

      ¥øshii

      4 years ago

      at least you die quicker

    • 1

      Coolinepic

      4 years ago

      You actually pass out before you can feel any pain because of the lack of oxygen to your brain. All these dumb guillotine motherfuckers.

    • 0

      TheFakeSlim.Shady

      4 years ago

      You don't. Decapitation cuts off your spinal cord immediately, you don't feel a thing. Decapitation, if done right, is the most humne way of execution possible.

    • 0

      Orion

      4 years ago

      I'll be ashes anyways. I want to become a tree :D

    • 1

      jon

      4 years ago

      but if you are hung by a noose, you know, you choke to death.

    • 0

      Pepe

      4 years ago

      Plus most people who are hung die of there neck snapping and not the choking

    • 0

      Randoman

      4 years ago

      Hope you like post-mortem erections.

    • 0

      MCB

      4 years ago

      Well, at least the guillotine gets it over with quickly and fairly painlessly.

    • 0

      GABY

      4 years ago

      head first LETS GO ROBESPIERRE

  • 27

    Brendan

    10 years ago

    Short and sweet, maybe throw the crowd a wink when they lift your head for dramatic effect. And as South Park stated, if one is hanged their bowels let loose.

    • 2

      Andie

      4 years ago

      But it may take more than one chop for you to get killed, causing unbearable pain.

  • 24

    Corey

    8 years ago

    At least I can die standing tall instead of bent over like a bitch.

    • 3

      Easton Francis

      7 years ago

      Pirates > French

    • 3

      Katie

      7 years ago

      More like floating.

    • 1

      Armon Naddaf

      7 years ago

      you actually lay down. And besides, you live after your head gets cut off. wouldn't it be cool to be a decapitated head? I think so

    • 0

      Alex

      6 years ago

      Agreed. :P

    • 3

      Ruby Rose

      4 years ago

      Actually people have studied that after your head gets chopped off your brain begins frantically searching for the rest of your body parts because your brain can't figure out that your head got chopped off because you are still alive

  • 23

    Azer Faraclas

    10 years ago

    If they tied the noose wrong you would end up being strangled. I'd rather just lose my head.

    • 2

      ForwardAssault

      4 years ago

      The noose worked a little more often than the guillotine (if my memory serves), which wouldn't cut all the way through sometimes. This was a tough one for me so I just randomly chose.

    • 2

      Andie

      4 years ago

      @Azer Faraclas Wait, the guillotine actually doesn't cut all the way sometimes.... One guy ha to have his head chopped five times before it worked properly.

  • 18

    [deleted]

    10 years ago

    You don't actually live anymore after you are decapitated. There are just basic reflexes that will still be executed for a short while after your death. Meaning if your head is held towards the sun after he is cut off you'll still close the eyes. Anyway... I really wouldn't want to shit my pants in the moment I die (this is actually true).

  • 13

    memodear

    8 years ago

    Hey, you'll get it over with. With a noose, you have a chance of suffocating, instead of just breaking your neck.

  • 10

    PowerRainbows

    9 years ago

    quick and painless

  • 8

    Nystro

    7 years ago

    Death by noose seems more honourable.

    • 8

      Marcus

      7 years ago

      Yes, its more honorable to dangle from a rope as you struggle for breathe, like a fish out of water, than it is to quickly get your head chopped off.

    • 2

      Shmek

      3 years ago

      I'm just doing it to jerk off

  • 7

    StoveFoley

    6 years ago

    Your still consious for 7 seconds after decapitation

  • 6

    ThatShawnGuy

    8 years ago

    Guys, fun fact, your head lives for 30 seconds once it is removed. You can still see and feel pain. Whilst being hanged by a noose will result in you having a stroke and near instantaneous death.

    • 16

      xereeto

      8 years ago

      I call bullshit. It's nowhere near 30 seconds, if it happens at all.

    • 7

      Kendall Walls

      8 years ago

      it's closer to 3

    • 4

      Morgan

      7 years ago

      Bull! A scientist proved so! The only thing still alive was the reflexes such as wincing cuz you get your eye poked. NO CONSCIENTIOUSNESS!!!

    • 2

      BrownBoy

      6 years ago

      I believe it's actually around 15 seconds or maybe even a little less before you go finally unconscious. A scientist wanted to see how many times he could blink after getting decapitated by guillotine and he only got 15 blinks in before going unconscious and then obviously dying.

    • 1

      BRB Bowflexin

      4 years ago

      No guys, I'd say he's definitely correct in that you live a few moments and have the possibility to live on because the words coming out of his mouth are so dumbassish that is the only logical explanation as to why one would believe he/she lives on after getting his/her head cut off is if he/she lacks the oxygen to power a logical thought

  • 5

    Jordan Gowdie

    7 years ago

    Okay, to clear things up here, everyone is saying "Ohhh, you will die from suffocation from a noose and you will sit there for hours gasping for air." Example - Omni123 2 months ago It could take hours for some people to die by the gallows, continuously gasping for air., where as a guillotine is quick. Bulll Shittt, if you even knew ANYTHING about being hung, they have a special piece of metal near your chin, the second you are dropped, you fall down, this piece of metal pushes up against your chin rapidly, breaking your neck and brain stem, which results in you dying. You're not sitting there for hours, that's what an idiot who doesn't know anything says. Learn before typing.

  • 5

    Kendall Walls

    8 years ago

    Guillotines can take multiple attempts to kill you even if you have to suffocate a noose is one time only.

    • 3

      Omni123

      7 years ago

      It can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 12 hours to die from the gallows. A guillotine is much quicker (lets just assume its sharp)

  • 5

    Grickel

    8 years ago

    quick

  • 5

    betw1xt

    8 years ago

    Just as long as I'm face down.

  • 5

    Linkums

    9 years ago

    It's probably illogical, but the guillotine unnerves me.

  • 4

    Kedryn

    7 years ago

    "My ancestors are smiling on me Imperials. Can you say the same?"

  • 4

    Zakk

    7 years ago

    The vikings thought hanging was a shortcut to Valhalla, so that sounds way cooler.

  • 4

    Alexander Fearon

    7 years ago

    Contrary to popular belief, getting your neck snapped is a quicker death than having it chopped off.

  • 4

    rubberlikewalrus

    8 years ago

    LET THEM EAT CAKE

  • 3

    Madi

    4 years ago

    It's better To Have Died Quick And Sharp Than Have At least 5 Minutes Of Painful Choking

  • 3

    Risk

    4 years ago

    why did I read this as "be hung by a moose or decapitated by a gorilla"?

  • 3

    GlitterDino

    4 years ago

    for those who think a noose is quicker its not AT ALL! there are so many stories of people hanging for 10 minutes or more in pain! a guillotine is fast and instant and yes there are stories of it going wrong there are with basically any execution method but the guillotine when compared to a noose is FAR BETTER! if you want a more painless quick death go with the guillotine!

  • 3

    llortemageht

    7 years ago

    Then I could join the Headless Hunt!

  • 3

    Fahuhugads

    8 years ago

    guillotine is quick

    • 7

      billmok

      8 years ago

      There have been occasions where the guillotine did not kill the victim on the first drop. People were left with half of their neck, suffering while waiting for the next drop.

  • 3

    Whatshisface

    8 years ago

    It would be fast and painless. Getting hung is slow and painful, I don't want that...

    • 4

      bingham11

      6 years ago

      Actually getting hung is one of the most humane and painless ways of death if done correctly.

  • 2

    CCDC

    5 years ago

    I'd rather go quick than suffer choking out

  • 2

    Ashley

    6 years ago

    No pain... I won

  • 2

    Soared

    7 years ago

    Quicker death

  • 2

    Eccy

    8 years ago

    Atleast if you get executed you aren't commiting suicide

  • 2

    Morgan Marie

    8 years ago

    quicker

  • 2

    LOLking

    8 years ago

    Instant death...

  • 2

    luisaswim

    8 years ago

    Decapitation is a whole lot quicker.

  • 2

    ekobor

    8 years ago

    My death of choice (Short of peaceful in the sleep and hit by an ambulance) Also, no matter what killed you, you have a chance of releasing bodily functions. Some people will, some won't (immediately). It is not the type of death that causes it. It depends on how your body reacts to a sudden lack of input, whether it releases the sphincters or not.

  • 2

    SnazziestPants

    9 years ago

    Honestly, there's no good choice here. You can live for a bit after being guillotined, and there are all sorts of things that could go wrong with either, aka having to go again.

    • 5

      Alyssa

      8 years ago

      ... you dont live, ur body just twitches after. And frankly, they just let you strangle to death if your deck doesnt break while being hanged.

  • 2

    Roze

    10 years ago

    There is always a chance someone will rescue you from the noose. Also, bowels let loose after the guillotine, I believe

    • 8

      cerpintaxt

      8 years ago

      wrong you vacate your bowels when hanged

    • 6

      Thatnerdykid

      7 years ago

      Your bowels evacuate after death, period, because your muscles relax (this is before the onset of rigor mortis). You will poop yourself no matter which option you choose.

  • 2

    _____________

    10 years ago

    Guillotine doesn't have the same connotations of shame as the noose... stupidity, yes, but also revolution, and the Middle Ages!

    • 9

      Alyssa

      8 years ago

      ....they were invented in the late 1700s.......................

  • 0

    Stephyy

    1 month ago

    you are all weird....

  • 1

    Captaincrusherz

    2 years ago

    A guillotine would be faster and less sufferering

  • 1

    AnnoyingCritique

    2 years ago

    I never saw mention of you staying hung up... for all I know I'm cut out instantly or the rope snaps.

  • 1

    ExtraGodSauce

    2 years ago

    To be hanged you would have to live through the period where you're choking and dying and watching yourself do it, whereas the guillotine would be instant and painless.

  • 1

    anus

    5 years ago

    MY ANCESTORS ARE SMILING AT ME IMPERIALS, CAN YOU SAY THE SAME?

  • 1

    Alex Hite

    5 years ago

    Usually it takes 3 or 4 tries to kill a person with a guillotine

  • 1

    Edward

    6 years ago

    The guillotine took several times to decapitate

  • 1

    Ashley

    6 years ago

    No pain... We all know who won here

  • 1

    tripolarbear

    7 years ago

    i just want some one to say "OFF WITH HIS HEAD"

  • 1

    Sandypengu

    7 years ago

    get robin of locskley to save me :D

  • 1

    Noah Bowling

    7 years ago

    A gullietine will land an 800 pound blade on the back of your neck. It will br completely painless.

  • 1

    Jaden McCallum

    7 years ago

    Ive always felt like there was a stereotype with people who were hanged vs getting the guillotine. People who are hung always seem worse in my opinion vs. people who get the guillotine because you always read about people doing petty crimes or no crimes at all when they're sentenced to the guillotine.

  • 1

    Cameron Baskin-Searles

    7 years ago

    im black so.......

  • 1

    witty ninja cat123

    7 years ago

    Ewww

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