I cant beleive this but this happened
January 15, 2007 9:08pm CST
I heard that the half brother of saddam's, body was cut from his head while hanging. The officials insist this is an act of god. But I have never seen or heard of a hanging where the head gets separated so is their any one having experience on the matter tell me if its possible for the body to be beheaded while hanging?
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• United States
18 Jan 07
When you hang someone properly, nooses are tightened against the side of the neck. This prevents decapitation, and also creates more angular momentum needed to fracture the neck (notice the Saddam video). However, if you were to leave a noose somewhat loose, and place it directly behind the head, you would most likely decapitate someone with little effort.