Talk:Tickle torture

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Chinese ticle torture[edit]

See: Talk:Chinese tickle torture for the discussion on this subject. -Husnock 06:17, 30 October 2006 (UTC)


We need a citation for the claim of ancient Romans coating the sole of a foot with salt water and a goat licking the soles of the feet. --Ottokarf

As a goat breeder, I don't see how the alleged Roman version of the torture would end up being painful. I'm willing to experiment if anyone wants to argue about it.Cstaffa (talk) 05:15, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

The last form of tickle torture is the deadly kind. You can't eat, sleep, or drink while laughing, so if someone were to strap you down and tickle you for days on end, you would almost certainly die.

If you were strapped down for days on end you would die anyway.-Agent_Koopa 19:13, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

But not as quickly as if you had been deprived of sleep, food or drink. -

It seems to have been changed to "The last form of tickle torture is the deadly kind. One purported example of this torture was used in Ancient Rome, where a person’s feet are dipped in a salt solution, and a goat is brought in to lick the solution off." this doesnt imply it being deadly.

A goats tongue is extremely abrasive, and would after a short amount of time RIP layers of skin off.


Torture began with tickling[edit]

I have no doubt that tickling is a form of torture. I have heard that tickling was the oridgenal meaning of the word torture and/or the oridgenal form of torture. The same television programme claimed that it came from ancient Macedonia. Other meanings of the word torture all seem to have someting in common with tickling. There are other methods of torture that cause pain only through lactic acid not just tickling. I doubt that pain is an essential element of torture.

P.S. Macedonia is not in China.

So you'll be citing your sources as "some TV program i saw".

The word 'Torture' comes from the Latin 'Torquere' meaning 'to twist', so it is very unlikely to have anything to do with Tickling.

This whole article seems to be riddled with problems and seems to need a massive rewrite. Man from the Ministry (talk) 04:06, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Added a few instances of "tickle torture" from old newspaper accounts[edit]

Considering the number of newspapers out there and the length of time for which they have been printed, there might be more accounts out there somewhere. Sebol van Latnorf (talk) 23:22, 19 January 2008 (UTC)


I think it's the newspaper accounts that are causing the issue here, but the tone of the first half of this article is more like a magazine article than an encyclopedia. The info from the articles can be incorporated without making it sound so informal. Gladys J Cortez 14:42, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

A Disney channel movie[edit]

I recall a Disney channel movie in the late eighties/early 90's, where a kid's Mom or sister is captured and are interrogated by the villain, so they tickle her feet with a feather duster for what seemed a long time, until the kid rescued her.

I remember the woman was in her 20's or 30's and had kinda long feet. Also, she seemed very overly ticklish, like overacting. This seems like a good example, if I am remembering right. I can't remember the name...or am I thinking of something else? —Preceding unsigned comment added by EveilWeevil (talkcontribs) 06:43, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Childish image removed[edit]

I have removed the image which was patently silly, and it is amazing it survived as long as it did. The woman's feet are not tied down! Or together. Oh yeah? Take a look. She can't move her feet closer together (obviously) but she sure can move each one at least to the edge of the table or further. Poor Wikipedia. Such a wonderful concept compromised by bollocks. Kaiwhakahaere (talk) 22:35, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

I don't follow your reasoning. What does any of this matter? Nowhere is it claimed that the women's feet are tied down. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 22:37, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
The caption said the woman is tied down. You know very well what was intended. If an illustration is needed to show she cannot move her feet to escape the "torture" then it has to show that she cannot move her feet in any direction. That image fails to do that. Kaiwhakahaere (talk) 22:44, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
I have reverted as the illustration seems excellent to me. The details of how exactly she is tied seem unimportant but note that there is a strap which binds her legs at the knee and so this would further restrict movement. Colonel Warden (talk) 22:57, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
I have removed it again, for the reasons already given. The details of how she is tied are extremely important, far from being unimportant as you claim. The image is meant to show she is tied down and can't avoid the torture. The strap just below here knee cannot restrict her feet movements totally. Her feet are not "tied down" as the caption claimed. Kaiwhakahaere (talk) 23:01, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
You seem to have a very definite idea what the image is meant to show. The image is meant to illustrate the article, nothing more. Why does her being able to move her feet make it an unsuitable? She is tied down, she is being tickled; that seems to cover the subject matter fairly accurately. (And the cation never said anything about her feet being tied down.) --Escape Orbit (Talk) 23:07, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
Indeed, the caption reads, "A woman is tied down and tickled on her bare feet." and this seems quite accurate. Judging from her expression, the tickling seems quite genuine. :) Colonel Warden (talk) 23:11, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
Even if Kaiwhajahaere you're right, and the picture should display a woman who can't move her feet at all (and you're not right)--in this image her big toes are tied together, which would prevent her from moving her feet "to the edge of the table or further." So, point moot. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:23, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

It does not specifically say "her feet are strapped down," furthermore, I seriously doubt what fraction of a centimeter she can wiggle her toes in would be enough to escape her ticklish hell. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Weaselstomper (talkcontribs) 05:26, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

The Avengers[edit]

Which episode of the Avengers had a tickle torture scene? (talk) 03:51, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

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What the pork.[edit]

Why in the tunneling heck do people use this in cartoons? (talk) 02:03, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

= I love feet tickling
I think there should be stocks at every school so people can pay a dollar for 5mins to tickle some ones feet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:50, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

By step-father[edit]

This topic on pulls up pornography and other adult stuff, but it in not automatically playing in the browser. One would actually have to click on the link in this case.

My step-father used to tickle torture me. It would tickle at first. Laughing, of course, is a reflex because it did tickle. Then it would stop tickling and the laughter would stop. It didn't cause panic, but I definitely wanted to get away. It would become unpleasant. He would, eventually, stop. It, obviously, did not kill me. He used food, too. At first it was to bed with no dinner. Then, it was peanut butter, banana, and mayonnaise between two pieces of processed (bleached?) bread. I hated it. Some people might like it though. ... Gross! ... In NYC, they enjoy to thumping, pushing, stoving, laugh in the face, screaming at from across the street and so much more of disabled people with a middle ear condition, including vertigo, "narcolepsy" and the variety of additional bodily pain it causes. I call that "death by a million counts of thumping". That would probably kill one, like walking over the little bumps they use on the corner of sidewalks with a walker and joint problems.

I guess people think when you are down, then you have no chance of getting up, so they all start kicking, to make sure.

I discovered a lot about human-nature at 29, when I said something mean to a person when I saw an obvious or potential vulnerability. Since, I sometimes wonder if it were not a setup. It seemed odd that a person that I did not work with would enter a consultant's cubicle and say something personal, not related to walk, possibly, that did not pertain to work. I didn't feel guilty. I was more surprised that I would do something like that. And, I thought to myself, "Oh. This is what it is like to be 'normal'." Given people are animals, it seems some predatory nature can pick-up on weakness, not necessarily knowing what the weakness is. And, a lot of things people do not understand today are dubbed, "crazy". These things have probably had other labels at different points in time, like "witchcraftery". I know some science. And, there is a line that I like from a "K's Choice" recording, "music is transparent, too". This reminds me that just because you cannot see or do not understand something that does not mean that it does not exist. An oscillator can display sine waves of electricity. And, I understand sound to be possibility resemble sine waves or maybe carried on sine waves, like radio waves, or even possibly a disruption of. I do not know a lot on the topic, but you can see sunlight shining through windows and cigarette smoke dancing in the sunlight or refracting through a bus window. I do not call sunlight or all sound crazy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2604:2000:E944:B500:7C8E:5763:EF4B:57CE (talk) 01:45, 1 January 2018 (UTC)