TIL that in Ancient Rome, bestiarii, or gladiators who fought animals, often killed themselves rather than fight. In one instance, twenty-nine prisoners strangled each other to death rather than to fight in the arena.

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Makes sense … I saw this video of a lioness eating a water buffalo alive nuts first… if my choices are that or asking the guy next to me to slit my throat I know which one I’m taking


That’s because the animals, despite usually being chained, nevertheless had an unfair advantage. Killing themselves or each other typically hurt less and was faster.


Imagine being ripped apart by a lion’s teeth or shredded by their claws. Some people really were unlucky with how they died.


Imagine being the last man standing and trying to figure out how to strangle yourself.


Human stranglepede.