Saturday, June 16, 2007

Photo Hunters - Hair




I had my hair done up beautifully in a shop in China after buying the hairclip.

I choose to tell a true story on Hair today for my Photo Hunt. My Hong Kong journalist friend, Wing was doing a feature on Famous Tortures of the Chinese a few years ago, this is one of his discoveries which he told me .

In the olden days, when the wardens wanted the inmates to talk or confess, they would cut portions of their hair, mixed them with water and forced the inmates to drink.

The hair didn't pass out through the body easily. It would stay in the intestines as foreign particles, causing excrutiating pain to the victims. The hair would get entangled and knotted in their stomachs. Waste accumulated and their tummies became bloated. Eventually some of them would die. They suffered a painful, torturing death.

In the 1950s to 60s, it was rumoured this form of torture was used on some prisoners in Hong Kong. We wonder how true, but this is a painful way to die.


I like his lovely unique locks of hair.


27 comments:

  1. Ohhh, what a very useful piece of info!!!

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  2. gosh, what a horrible way to die, from ingested hair... ewwww.

    your hairclip is so bling-bling! really nice :)

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  3. wow! nice hairdo... very sophisticated and leng!

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  4. I did not know about that story, but now I will be even more vigilant about picking out pieces of stray hair from the hawker food I eat.

    very nice updo, by the way...
    *runs away and tries to copy*

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  5. The methods of torture are always inhuman. This story saddens me to think that people still do not know the power of love and kindness

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  6. I knew it's not nice to eat hair, but I never knew that hair can cause so much damage, even die!

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  7. Ewww... that gross?? (Not your hair, it's nice... I meant the jail and hair thingy)

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  8. What a torture; I never thought of hair-eating in this way.

    Great hairclip, ECL!

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  9. Those warden are really "Shen Jing". So cruel!

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  10. I didn't know that eating hair can cause so much damage.

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  11. I wonder how come cats do not have this problem when they swallow their fur?

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  12. By the way, nice hair do and nice shiny hair too!

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  13. I wonder, are you brewing a little lemonade for your local board of education??

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  14. I never knew that (eating hair can cause all that). The next time I see any of my gal friends eating withh the hair down (sometimes kena food liao), I know what to say already. Thanks ECL (and Wing) for this educational info!

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  15. Where are the Three Bears - I saw Goldilocks!

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  16. It could happen. It's called a BEZOAR. I guess they could just make the prisoner swallow more and more until the intestine does block up.

    ... and intestinal obstruction is a terrible way to die.

    The question is.. once it's blocked how do they reverse the obstruction unless an operation is performed to remove the hairball from the intestine.

    Or perhaps they are not bother to reverse it. It's probably just a scare tactic to make the prisoner talk. I guess that there are combating parties out there who do not believe in the Geneva Convention. OR perhaps they'll believe in it when THEY'RE in the interrogation chair.

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  17. It was great meeting you and Jaymes on Friday! Lovely evening it was.

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  18. Aiyak..before I left that friday , I forgot to hug u...*slaps self..It was really nice meeting you and Jaymes..

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  19. What a scary form of torture! *shivers*

    But so nice, your hairdo!

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  20. I like that hairdo!

    The story about torture ... I have heard it more than 5 times, from different sources...

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  21. Oh. About hugging you ... I didn't forget ... I just couldn't
    下不了手. haha

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  22. i like! i mean yours, and not the bob marley style. how on earth do they wash their hair? or if ever?!

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  23. Hair is so deadly? Don't tell my gaoman. They will staple a warning label on my head!!!

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  24. Hey its a very interesting little piece of trivia there. I didn't know that such a torture method exists and it sounds very painful! I imagine though what would happen if they made you swallow animal fur instead?? Furballs galore?

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