8 comments for “Ozy And Millie: Bad P.R.

  1. @Mazanec the Mongoose
    Actually that is not true according to what I have read on the subject, tarring and feathering was certainly uncomfortable and dangerous in regards to burning or whatever other punishments were inflicted. That being said there are few if any recorded cases of actual fatalities. One misconception is that the aforementioned tar is how we think of tar in the modern world (e.g. Asphalt tar or roofing tar) but back when this punishment was more commonplace they would have used pine tar or pitch or even molasses, the difference being that pine tar would have been hot, but only about 140°F or so whereas modern tar is commonly kept liquid at around 300°F. Tarring and feathering was more about humiliation and warning than actual physical torture.

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