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8 Wild Ways Humans Have Tried to Predict Their Future

Sure, you’ve heard of tarot cards, talking boards, and the I Ching—but that’s just scratching the surface of the many, many ways humans have tried to predict the future throughout history. When it comes to divination—the art of seeking knowledge by supernatural means— there’s a wide range of genuinely wild methods on the books, dating back as far as antiquity and often continuing all the up through the present.

The 7 Strangest Medieval Torture Devices

Tortue tactics of the past were even more extreme than today’s waterboarding. Most medieval torture ended in death, whether the person being tortured confessed or not. Often, the person bled to death or was left until they starved.
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