Russia's military uses gigantic wooden comedy props for punishment


#22

During WWII, my grandfather’s technique to help drunken soldiers get sober was to mix nuts and bolts in a bucket and order them to sort them out. When they were all sorted, he would dump them back in the bucket. Repeat until sober or adequately punished.


#23

Largely used these days for aggressiveness training. With a modern rifle, it’s nearly always the case that you can shoot instead of stab.


#24

In my opinion “…massive fake wooden cellphone” should read “…massive wooden fake cellphone” as I assume the wood was real.


#25

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders did a bayonet charge in Basra in 2004. And there was at least one bayonet charge in the Falklands War.


#26

Back in the early 1700s, Peter the Great made drunkards wear this 17-pound cast-iron “award” (labelled “For Drunkenness”) around their neck for a week.


#27

Its just humiliation punishment.


#28

He got that whole, “This is my rifle, this is my gun”, thing confused.


#29

He forgot to bring his Army-issue javelin.


#30

Excuse me–I have to try and fit that into a new verse of “What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?”


#31

Bazooka?


#32

Let’s give giant wooden cell phones to the U.S. traffic courts for distracted drivers.


#33

Let’s also give lead shoes to speeders. In fact, all punishments should be unusual.


#34

similar stuff was applied to civilians, by civilians, e.g. “shrew’s fiddle” etc.


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