Did you every wonder if beheading hurts the person being beheaded? Quite a gruesome question, but when you think about it, you do start wondering if actually is painful or not.
If you answer the question spiritually, yes beheading hurts – it hurts the executioner, it hurts the witnesses, it hurts all those who have seen the head being removed from the body. But does it hurt the person being beheaded? Is the brain aware of what is happening after the head separates from the body?
Beheading (also known as Guillotining) was the most popular execution method because death occurred immediately when the brain detached from the spinal cord. It was a fast, instant, and a guaranteed form of death. Extreme bleeding caused consciousness to be lost within 2-3 seconds.
What about the pain? Saddening, but the level of pain is intense. Even after the head is severed from the body, the pain continues. Many executioners have seen the eyes focus and blink, which means that the head is fully aware of the surroundings. For 40 seconds, the head will be see, hear, smell, and bear the pain – because 40 seconds is the average amount of time a head separated from the body remains aware. 40 appalling and terrifying seconds, each full of unbearable pain.