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Weird question.

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  1. Machina

    Machina IncGamers Member

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    Weird question.

    I was mindlessly watching the end of an episode of Buffy the vampire slayer on SKY One a few days ago. During one of the fights she predictably killed one of the vampires by grabbing its head and twisting it round quickly, to instantly kill him.

    Now this method of killing people is employed frequently in action movies and series all the time. So I was thinking, how easy is it to actually do this? More specifically is it actually possible to commit suicide using this method? Not that I'm about to try (sorry guys :wink: ), but I've never heard of anyone doing this to themselves.

    So ye, that’s my weird question, can one commit suicide by twisting ones head around like they do in the movies :tongue:
     
  2. Johnny

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    Breaking someones neck by twisting it is hard to impossible.

    Now if you put a person in a lock with thier throat between your thighs and then pull the persons head upwards. You can pretty easaly break thier neck that way because the muscles arent placed so they can prevent that. Unlike twisting the neck off.

    Although in the army they taught us a trick to grab someone from behind. crush thier nose with your elbow so thier eyes water and they become disoriented. Then you hit them hard on the ear with the palm of your hand to break the eardrum. When that happens all the muscles in the neck go limp for a few seconds and then you can twist the head around enough to break the neck.
     
  3. Stompwampa

    Stompwampa IncGamers Member

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    yea...you're likley just going to strain thier neck muscles if you try to twist thier head to one side really quickly...
     
  4. rplusplus

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    It takes about 14 lbs of torque to snap a persons neck. It can be done by professional assasins (must be hell to practice though). Mostly a person will just pass out or possibly be paralyzed.

    A person cannot commit suicide that way as the Knock Out reflex causes a person to pass out before they die.

    And that is all just what I've read on the Intergossipnothingisfactnet.

    Yarr++
     
  5. Machina

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    So when they do that in films it's rubbish?
     
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    Sokar Rostau IncGamers Member

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    Mostly it's crap. But read what Johnny said and think about how it is done in some movies.

    :sad: I thought this was a Buffy thread...
     
  7. Stompwampa

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    the idea is that they break the persons neck bone, severing it from the spine...thus killing them. It is possible...but it's not executed as easily as hollywood makes it believe...otherwise there would be a lot of chiropractors out there who won't even touch your neck for fear of breaking it.
     
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    This thread is fascinating.
     
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    yea...discussing the physical possibility of snapping someone's neck...only the OTF!
     
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    14 ft-lbs?
     
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    You have to seperate the Atlas from the base of the skull. Your tendons/muscles are set up to lock the head from going side to side or up and down. A diagonal is much much harder to stop. If someone is behind you and pushes your chin away from them, pulls the crown of your head towards them and twists it would do it. Of course you still have to be strong and actually get the person into that position without them destroying you for being so open to counter attack.

    If you can use your legs then it's all over. You can simply squeeze or lay perpendicular to them and put the back of your knee on each shoulder then pull with your arms.
     
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    *Note to self: never put my head in between KOW's legs*
     
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    You would need to dust for cobwebs before going there anyway.
     
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    *rimshot!*

    ROFL.
     
  15. Dondrei

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    I'm going to need diagrams.
     
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    i've got an ice cube tray that might help.
     
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    Ouch, I think I might need some aloe vera after that one. Or some Pledge.
     
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    maybe you should start with a broom...for the cobwebs....then you can work on the smell... :shocked:
     
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    that's the least of your worries, my friend.
     

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