Hanging Around“You said to get something to hang the prisoner with.”
 
Hanging has been around as a method of execution for a long time; the term “hanging” has been used for at least 700 years.  There’s the Suspension Method, the Short Drop, the Standard Drop, and the Long Drop.  The first two methods result in the person dying by strangulation — the last of these has one very unfortunate side effect.  In Singapore the Long Drop method is the mandatory punishment for drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping, and unauthorized possession of firearms.  Watch your step in Singapore.