Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Die, No Matter What You Do

Henry Christophe, King of Northern Haiti, ordered his guards to prove their loyalty to him by marching over a 200ft-high cliff. Those who obeyed plunged to their deaths; those who refused were tortured and executed. Christophe eventually ended up shooting himself.

(courtesy of Bizarre News)

(I bet Bloomberg would be a fan of this guy if he didn't kill himself)

1 comment:

NYC Educator said...

Don't we have our own home-grown tradition? I remember something about dunking witches--if they drowned they were innocent and if they survived that proved their guilt beyond the shadow of a doubt.