Most Brutal Human Sacrifice Techniques Throughout History


We live in the modern age, where if the crops
fail or our President dies, we don’t have to worry about being brutally sacrificed to
appease angry gods or to ensure our departed ruler has a smooth transition into the after
life. Yet for thousands of years humans have been
sacrificing each other for a variety of reasons, if you can think of it, odds are someone somewhere
murdered somebody else over it. Many of these sacrifices were done relatively
humanely, with most cultures not seeing a need to prolong the suffering of the poor
sod getting killed, but others believed that violence and pain were part of the ritual. Let’s start with, Shang Dynasty, China Before China was unified around 221 BC by
Qin Shi Huang, who thought that sacrificing people was a pretty not cool thing to do,
it was all the rage to sacrifice people to appease the spirits, and at no time in Chinese
history was it more in vogue than during the Shang Dynasty of 1600-1040 BC. A popular form of sacrifice was to behead
males from other tribes in order to worship male ancestors, the more important the ancestor
the more heads that would roll. To think, when you die you’ll probably just
get a lousy bouquet of flowers on your grave. But the spirits must have gotten pretty bored
of chopped off heads, so eventually the Chinese moved on to splitting people in half in order
to appease their ancestors, historical records are unclear but we’re assuming that would
be horizontally and likely with teams of horses, although if they had very large blades and
a lot of time on their hands they could probably manage a vertical split. But again, the spirits are restless, so the
Chinese moved on to dismembering people with axes, often hundreds at a time to appease
their ancestors. A victim would have their stomach slashed
open and their guts would fall to the floor, which surprisingly is not a quick way to die
and can take quite a while, though we suppose that was probably the point. Lastly, victims were sometimes simply beaten
to death, although at this point that barely even seems like they were trying anymore. Hawaii When you think of Hawaii you probably think
about beautiful beaches and a warm, tropical sun. With so much beauty around them, surely native
Hawaiians were a peaceful people who celebrated life- I mean they lived in freaking Hawaii. But you’d be wrong, because humans are terrible,
and ritual human sacrifice was common in paradise. Typically reserved for captives taken from
war, ritual sacrifices took place during the dedication of a war temple to the tiki war
god Ku, but could happen during other significant events. Others who broke a kapu- or taboo- were also
sacrificed, and could be tied up and have their bones broken with sticks, have their
intestines removed, or simply be beheaded. You might think that surely Hawaii left its
human sacrificing days way in the past, but as recently as 1804 a human sacrifice of three
men was recorded. Ancient Israelites There are many mentions in the Bible of ancient
Israelites that worshiped other gods, and of Yaweh’s- or the God of the Bible- angry
disapproval of them. Learning about Israelites who worshipped Moloch,
a god of nature, it’s a little hard to disagree with God on the matter. Ancient Israelites regularly sacrificed infants
to their various gods, often by binding the child and then burning it alive. And this wasn’t just captives taken in war
either, but sometimes their own. Thankfully for children everywhere the Israelites
who would eventually become the first Christians and Jews came along and told everyone to knock
it off, because burning children to appease nature is pretty nuts. Inca Nowadays if you’re hoping for wealth you might
take a business class or two, perhaps invest in the stock market. But if you were an ancient Incan, the most
logical thing to do would be to raise a child from a baby, shower it its whole life with
luxury, love, and affection, feed it well and ensure it has a happy life, and then strangle
it to death as an offering to the gods. The Inca believed that a healthy, happy child
(well, happy up until you know, being strangled to death) was the greatest gift that any god
could receive, and so thousands of children were sacrificed for the sake of increasing
wealth and good fortune. Because the gods are picky though, only strong,
healthy, and attractive children were suitable, so if you were ugly we guess you lucked out. While some children were strangled to death,
others had their heads caved in, and yet others were buried alive. Mesopotamians If there’s one thing that binds all ancient
humans together it’s the belief that for some weird reason if a king dies, they are helpless
in the after life unless literally everyone who served him immediately joins him. And yet people still vied for these positions
of power- but imagine showing up for your first day of work as a fancy new chancellor
only to have the king immediately croak. Congratulations on your early and very immediate
retirement! The ancient Mesopotamians were no exception
to this rule, and they too would send their kings off into the after life with a mass
funeral. But while the ancient Egyptians famously had
close advisors and pets buried with them, the Mesopotamians killed literally everybody
that had anything to do with the dead king- soldiers, members of the royal court, handmaidens,
and servants. If you once made eye contact with the king
there was a good chance you were getting sacrificed. At least the Mesopotamians didn’t mess around
when it came to human sacrifices. While for years experts believed that victims
were peacefully poisoned before burial, new evidence has proved that this was hilariously
wrong- instead, the dead-to-be were simply stabbed in the head. No mess, no fuss, just a spike in the brain. Of course these types of injuries can often
not be immediately fatal, and could result in an excruciating death. The Aztecs Naturally no conversation on human sacrifice
can be complete without bringing up the mighty Aztecs, who were absolutely nuts about murdering
people for their gods. Believing that they owed everything, even
life itself, to the very precocious gods, the Aztecs would routinely sacrifice thousands
of victims a year. Many civilizations engaged in human sacrifice,
but the Aztecs made it a downright hobby, and were incredibly creative about it. Various gods required various types of sacrifices,
and victims were chosen depending on their physical characteristics and how they related
to the gods. Children for instance were required sacrifices
for Tlaloc, the rain god, and they believed that the tears of the newborn or infants would
ensure the rain, so their particular sacrifices were often protracted affairs. The more tears a child shed, the more rain
that would come. Most victims would be marched up to the top
of a pyramid and forced to lay upon an altar, where a priest would then stab the victim
in the stomach at about the navel and rip the knife up to just below the throat. Then the priest would reach into the victim’s
chest and pull out the often still-beating heart, before kicking the body down the pyramid
stairs for it to be dismembered. Sometimes though sacrifices would take the
form of a mock battle between a priest and a captive, with the priest armed with real
weapons and the captive- often tied to a stone or wooden frame- fought with wooden or feathered
weapons. Needless to say, the odds were firmly against
the victim and their feathery weapons. Yet other victims would have their skin flayed
off and worn as costumes in various rituals. Those rituals typically awarded body parts
as trophies, and the warriors who captured the victims could be awarded a femur to proudly
display at home. That we think is the real problem with today’s
society- too many participation trophies, not enough human femurs. Let’s all be grateful that science and reason
has moved humanity well past the ‘kill people to appease angry gods’ stage of evolution. Yet with so much science-denial in our society
today on issues such as climate change, sometimes we wonder just how far away we really are
from our bloodthirsty roots… What’s the most brutal sacrifice technique
you’ve ever heard of? Would you be interested in being ritually
sacrificed by the staff of The Infographics Show as we ask the gods for continued success? Just kidding! Make sure you check out our other video, Worst
punishments in the history of mankind! And as always if you enjoyed this episode
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100 Comments

  1. The Infographics Show said:

    If you had to sacrifice somebody – who would it be and for what cause?

    February 11, 2019
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  2. Nigger Man said:

    Gumball where is Darwin

    August 21, 2019
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  3. Geraldine Gunawan said:

    China… Shang dynasty… But you use korean clothing there, and mispronounced every Chinese words

    August 22, 2019
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  4. darmawan wijaya said:

    Is hawai still do sacrifices

    August 23, 2019
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  5. ELverdaderoOVALAO said:

    I gotta say, us Mexicans (Aztecs) we’re not like that. In fact we did pull out peoples hearts. But not like Indiana Jones style sacrifices. But they did want to get sacrificed.we have this ball game like basketball but instead of hitting some three-pointers you hit the ball (mostly made out of rubber) with your hip. Now many people say that the losers got sacrificed. BOY WERE THEY WRONG! The winners got sacrificed. They thought the winners are worthy of being with the gods. Oh did I also mention that the EXTREMELY BRUTAL thing that they did is that they put the sacrificed heads on to a structure?

    August 23, 2019
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  6. calvin thorton said:

    The Israelites are black ✊

    August 24, 2019
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  7. Ligma Bean said:

    Wat

    August 24, 2019
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  8. Elliott Smocke said:

    At least they were loyal to there believes

    August 24, 2019
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  9. Dinoeel said:

    1804 right guys?

    August 24, 2019
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  10. DarkWarchieff said:

    What about throwing people in active volcanoes?

    August 25, 2019
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  11. jan de mooij said:

    next video we sacrificed our writer to the gods of youtube

    August 27, 2019
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  12. Anthony And Eddie Who Are Gonna Praise Jesus Jesus said:

    I’m From Iraq Mepostamia

    August 27, 2019
    Reply
  13. YouGotNicoked said:

    kin shee hooang

    Its said as chin shh huahng just a tip

    August 31, 2019
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  14. Captain Cock-Strong said:

    I remember when I was awarded my 1st femur. Wow, it’s like a Super Bowl trophy only it’s a bone.

    August 31, 2019
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  15. Blac Raider said:

    All Christians believe and still practicing human and children sacrifices all European that immigration to America practicing this with their slave's
    Even in front of family members and front of their own children

    September 1, 2019
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  16. Bike my life said:

    This is horrible

    September 2, 2019
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  17. Weeb said:

    China + Chicken = chiken

    September 3, 2019
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  18. Weeb said:

    Wow

    September 3, 2019
    Reply
  19. Sooubway James said:

    No one:
    Infographics show: THEY LIVE IN FREAKING HAWAII

    September 5, 2019
    Reply
  20. Latisha Lingo said:

    cough death penalty cough

    September 5, 2019
    Reply
  21. dirtdiver5050 said:

    Do NOT fool your self modern day genital cutting of males is the exact same as this.
    Did you know you do NOT need to be circumcised? You have a higher chance of the procedure going wrong than ever needing. EVER!
    WAKE UP SHEEPLE.

    September 6, 2019
    Reply
  22. TOUGH MAN RANDY SAVAGE said:

    Maybe years of killing there smartest and healthiest is why tins if these tribes coherently have issues. They have bad genes

    September 6, 2019
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  23. Sara Hunter said:

    ooooh i liked the one about babies being burned alive. watching them suffer is the best. heheheheheheh

    September 7, 2019
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  24. DGP06 said:

    The most brutal sacrifice is the one when they suk the virginity out of you. Now that’s a sacrifice.

    September 9, 2019
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  25. Zycklo 5150 said:

    The most brutal sacrifice is not vaccinating

    September 10, 2019
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  26. Rikardo Kbrera said:

    Sure I'll be your human sacrifice. As long as you give me a million dollars and one year to spend it!

    September 11, 2019
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  27. Josh Hunk said:

    Climate has always changed throughout history. Global warming is a lie. Fact.

    September 11, 2019
    Reply
  28. ethan 24 said:

    Death by a thousand cuts

    September 12, 2019
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  29. gi0rn0 said:

    Remember when the some tribe sacrificed a woman to get some blood on a weird mask?

    September 14, 2019
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  30. Natural said:

    “He thought sacrifices were a not cool thing to do”
    True

    September 16, 2019
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  31. pink_ roses said:

    Then come to masbate it's friendly there and no bad guys umm… maybe some heheheh

    September 18, 2019
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  32. URBANDONG said:

    We really deserve the Thanos' snap.

    September 19, 2019
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  33. Silent Girl said:

    What the heck burning babies?! Thats just wrong on so many levels.

    September 20, 2019
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  34. How To Craft said:

    I think the worst sacrifice is when they throw hundreds of babies and criminals into a tornado to honor the goddess of wind ………

    September 23, 2019
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  35. Hey Yo said:

    Once again blame it on the Mexican ancestors to be the most evil animals.trump made this video

    September 25, 2019
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  36. suravi roy said:

    Sati practiced in bengal in the 19th century

    September 25, 2019
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  37. A Bag o’ Chips said:

    The thing about the Israelites is probably exaggerated by the writers of the Bible to reinforce their own agenda

    September 26, 2019
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  38. smash bros beam of light said:

    what about your little brother killing your minecraft wolf

    September 28, 2019
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  39. Jose Jonhson said:

    No viking sacrifice, no greeks crushing the skulls of young girls. It's almost as this video was created by a right wing propaganda channel.

    September 28, 2019
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  40. NotSoCool Euphemism said:

    According to what I have known Chinese human sacrifice continued to happen in those Royal families occasionally until the 1600s…

    September 28, 2019
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  41. Omar Julio said:

    Kotal kohn

    September 29, 2019
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  42. C'thulu said:

    Fun fact: For the ancient Aztecs, being sacrificed was a great honor. There was even a sport that the winner team got sacrificed.
    I think it was the Aztecs who did that, but if it was another ancient civilization, tell me.

    September 30, 2019
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  43. sh00ting_ starz said:

    thumbail:Looks like Lars from steven universe

    Infographics show:"Humans are horrible"

    HmMmM

    October 2, 2019
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  44. bayumbon sonsam said:

    We humans are for more barbaric than the most wildest wild animal,beast known to ever walk, crawl this planet, can't blame thanos.

    October 3, 2019
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  45. Samantha Miller said:

    Dont forget about sparta,they thrown most new borns off a cliff because they weren't "strong enough"

    October 4, 2019
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  46. 69l said:

    What a coincidence, sacrifices to Moloch still happen now

    October 5, 2019
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  47. Kyle Hartmann said:

    Yes, because denying climate change is not far off from human sacrificing. Seems legit.

    October 6, 2019
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  48. martha O'Connell said:

    Love those Aztecs sacrifices you know. I'll run now

    October 6, 2019
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  49. gamez 808 said:

    HAWAIIAN

    October 7, 2019
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  50. Iguankies said:

    my history teacher taught this. finally a non clickbait channel

    October 8, 2019
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  51. Finley Jackson said:

    0:17 so people have been sacrificed because they haven’t been sacrificed?

    October 9, 2019
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  52. HATTEEA Mohammad Sameer said:

    Human beings create unnecessary wars, then sent their own, many of them to be sacrifice for only a few to gain wealth, so human sacrifices are still practice today, we have just change it's name…

    October 9, 2019
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  53. Maricela Luna said:

    If somebody talks rude about the astecs shut up becuase people can be mexicans

    October 9, 2019
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  54. Hunter said:

    Slowly cutting into the skull then removing the brain piece by piece

    October 13, 2019
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  55. Szekhar said:

    Why TF are the chinese walking around with katanas?

    October 14, 2019
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  56. winglessang31 said:

    Burning children alive? Wow.. That has to be the most horrible and pointless one.

    October 17, 2019
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  57. Jori Bremer said:

    Barrichello “Austria 2002” (let Michael pass for the championshp)

    October 17, 2019
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  58. Rozita Ghazalbash said:

    Here in Canada, we will sacrifice you with taxes

    October 17, 2019
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  59. NPC 04173 said:

    Climate change is not science.

    October 19, 2019
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  60. Jorge Cruz said:

    Climate change denial can lead back to human sacrificing, got it..😂😂😂

    October 19, 2019
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  61. Frank Fedison said:

    I believe you meant to describe the gods as "capricious", rather than "precocious".

    October 20, 2019
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  62. Steven universe Future fan said:

    0:02 why did the man just commit suicide in front of people

    October 20, 2019
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  63. Gaby Post said:

    What if the child had no tears

    October 20, 2019
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  64. Meme dude said:

    24 very cringe videos in tie up a chair its very dangerous to die on cringe XD

    October 21, 2019
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  65. Muhammad Sutrisno said:

    Ancient Arabic: killing daughters by burrying alive.

    Islam: Prohibited all of those horrible tradition

    October 21, 2019
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  66. Rolf Jander said:

    With modern medicine we now look forward to a brutaly long old age of dementia and decreptitude.

    October 21, 2019
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  67. Keaton Weld said:

    SACRIFICE! SACRIFICE! SACRIFICE!

    Don't worry about it.

    October 21, 2019
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  68. Spider-Flash said:

    JESUS SAVES

    October 22, 2019
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  69. Rei gepard said:

    Religion is stupidest thing ever

    October 22, 2019
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  70. a fist said:

    3:30 to 3:44 Remind anyone of Domics' hypothetical for the wagyu program?

    October 22, 2019
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  71. Van Jordan said:

    Great until the climate change comment…

    October 23, 2019
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  72. Andy Copland said:

    The people who done this are no different to us. It's scary how much evil we are capable of.

    I used to believe that we were born with a moral compass, then I had kids.

    October 25, 2019
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  73. Alpy Wendwesan said:

    Where is the crusifixion

    October 25, 2019
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  74. Make Romania great again said:

    7:17
    Nobody is denying climate change. Everyone knows the climate is changing as it has been changing since the birth of Earth

    October 26, 2019
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  75. axom demon said:

    Wkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkkwkwkwkwwkkwkwkwwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkkwwkwkwkwkkwkwkwwkwkwkkw…………….just came here to disturb u..😌

    October 26, 2019
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  76. TheKhaosDemon said:

    Is rather appease the gods than believe in “Global Warming/Climate Change”.

    Probably more science behind that.

    October 27, 2019
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  77. DJcyberslash said:

    The ancient Egyptians were not white. It makes lo logical sense considering how hot Egypt was. They would of been cooking in the sun like today especially without sunscreen. 4:44 is inaccurate.

    October 28, 2019
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  78. Hitman Gamer said:

    7:25 Getting Married

    October 29, 2019
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  79. Kenneth Akin said:

    All religion is pagan and based off nature especially Christianity.

    October 29, 2019
    Reply
  80. Josh said:

    "What the most brutal sacrifice technique you've ever heard of?"

    Do you want to know? Do you really what to know? …I tell you. But you not going to like it.

    ABORTION!

    Because 99% of the time is so the women can have a better future.

    October 30, 2019
    Reply
  81. Riceball Animations said:

    Why did you give the Chinese dynasty katanas.

    October 30, 2019
    Reply
  82. Spidey Batsy said:

    The real reason why atheism grew leaps and bounds

    October 31, 2019
    Reply
  83. Aditya Guru said:

    After watching this, I wonder how advanced were ancient Indians in philosophies that they even stopped eating meat.

    October 31, 2019
    Reply
  84. Micelius Beverus said:

    Let's all sacrifice ourselves to guarantee our long life ever after! 😎

    October 31, 2019
    Reply
  85. ApplePie 2019 said:

    Why show this stuff? You also have to be a sicko.

    October 31, 2019
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  86. Marcos Martinewski Alves said:

    Religion

    November 1, 2019
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  87. Min Yoongi said:

    I'm learning about Mesopotamia and isn't there a saying "An eye for an eye"?

    November 2, 2019
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  88. Ochapuriin Draws said:

    5:25 ayayyayayayayyayay

    November 3, 2019
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  89. Mark Harris said:

    It's not the climate change "deniers", it's the climate change alarmists you have to worry about.

    November 3, 2019
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  90. Achilles Blaylock said:

    Now do a segment on how black people were already in America before Chris and his og thugs came to this land. Then I’ll be impressed

    November 3, 2019
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  91. Christopher Belanger said:

    Cheers to Cortez for ending the brutal killing of people in the americas

    November 3, 2019
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  92. caroline salv said:

    Ancient Israelites were imitating their neighbours- the child sacrificing Moabites and Caananites.
    Human sacrifice was NOT native to the Isrealites and happened in rare instances throughout their history!

    November 5, 2019
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  93. Big Potato said:

    3:32 that escalated quickly

    November 5, 2019
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  94. Andy f said:

    theres a commandment about sacrificing your first born

    November 11, 2019
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  95. israelrice said:

    🤦🏻‍♂️

    November 11, 2019
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  96. Dat Old Meme said:

    Welp I’m never watching moana the same again.

    November 12, 2019
    Reply
  97. Barney The purple dinosaur said:

    I’m peeing

    November 12, 2019
    Reply
  98. Raymond Whiting said:

    That was a spicy line there at the end XD

    November 13, 2019
    Reply
  99. ZeamGFX said:

    Sacrificing people dont do nothing

    November 15, 2019
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  100. Chelsea and Chloe said:

    4:04 welp…guess I’m lucky😐😂

    November 16, 2019
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