maggiekb at June 3rd, 2014 13:40 — #1
phasmafelis at June 3rd, 2014 13:49 — #2
I could. The rest of you, probably not.
timquinn at June 3rd, 2014 13:52 — #3
What about the handy lethal neck twist you see in all the spy shows on TV.
matt_timmons at June 3rd, 2014 13:53 — #4
Sometimes, even "warning: spoilers for tv shows" is too much of a spoiler. Womp womp.
maggiekb at June 3rd, 2014 13:56 — #5
I'm sorry. I could only do so much and still satisfy my curiosity about head crushing.
spunkytws at June 3rd, 2014 13:56 — #6
Now I want to know if it's possible to pinch someone's face.
jardine at June 3rd, 2014 16:05 — #7
I'm going with yes. Even through a security camera.
boundegar at June 3rd, 2014 16:52 — #8
Would a punch be allowed? Because I'm quite sure some advanced martial artists can break bone.
chellberty at June 3rd, 2014 16:58 — #9
Yes, around we call it giving a headfive
edked at June 3rd, 2014 17:04 — #10
That was the first one I thought of as well. Looks way too easy.
Why aren't like at least half of all murders done that way if it's as quick & effortless as that?
edked at June 3rd, 2014 17:07 — #11
I'm prepared for that, having mastered the "there's nobody home!" countermeasure.
l_mariachi at June 3rd, 2014 17:09 — #12
Both NASA and the Air Force collected data on how hard subjects could push with two hands against a force plate. (The MythBusters tested how hard you can press your hands together.) I figure that if you could turn this pressing force inward, as you would while attempting to crush a skull, these numbers would be fair approximations.
So yeah, but not the way Clegane was doing it, which was more of a choking position than pressing his hands inwards, forearms in line with each other. (Think of your stance when trying to crack a particularly tough nut barehanded.)
brainspore at June 3rd, 2014 17:32 — #13
If I remember the novel right it was originally more of a "smashing in skull with an armored fist" kind of death.
ldobe at June 3rd, 2014 20:42 — #14
I'd think the most likely way to crush a human's skull "bare-handed" would be to take a running start and slam the crush-ee's head against a hard wall with an open hand. Although, that's not exactly crushing, probably smashing would be the appropriate term.
What I'm trying to say is, can functional equivalents to crushing be acceptable? One's using a stationary anvil and a moving hand (plus the body's momentum) as an impactor, the other is using the two hands, shoulders and chest as a "vise".
awjt at June 3rd, 2014 20:48 — #15
I bet I could squish your head like a bug with one of my ridiculous Rachmaninoff paws.
oldtaku at June 3rd, 2014 20:53 — #16
If Max von Sydow says he can do it, I'm not gonna say no.
logruszed at June 3rd, 2014 22:16 — #17
that's just a movie you hoser.
daemonworks at June 3rd, 2014 23:01 — #18
It also depends on exactly how you go about doing it. Holding the head with the off hand, and punching into the other side of the head with the stronger hand would allow a much greater amount of force to be exerted, especially if you are using the sort of punch favoured in the martial arts rather than the typical boxing/brawling fist, which radically reduces the surface area of the impact.
It's the difference between squeezing a raw egg (very hard to break) and tapping lightly with a fork.
daemonworks at June 3rd, 2014 23:02 — #19
bobo at June 4th, 2014 00:11 — #20
By this logic, then why not trip/leg sweep the unfortunate "crushee" and use a hand on the face or throat to forcefully guide the head down onto the concrete or other hard surface. That way you get body weight and some delightful gravitational assistance in crushing said head. No running start needed.
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