I don't know what it is, but I am fascinated by old school torture devices. On second thought, I DO know what it is. It's the crazy names coupled with the sort of hilarious and completely unreasonable outcomes. Motherfuckers back in the day knew how to have a good ass time when they were torturing people. They couldn't just kill someone or twist their nipple. Oh no. They had to tear the person in half, slowly. And they had to start the process at the person's ASSHOLE (obviously). Real men of fucking genius, these maniacal bastards were. Meanwhile, we catch terrorists nowadays and we pour a little too much water into their mouth causing them to maybe gag to death if we get carried away. What I'm saying is: the Judas Cradle it most certainly is not.