Mudcat Café message #2099146 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102615   Message #2099146
Posted By: Rapparee
10-Jul-07 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: .
Subject: RE: .
Did you know that the British hangmen used a mathematical formula to determine the drop? But it was also needful to view the "subject" as the person's build (e.g., a thick, bull-like neck) could affect the result. In this, as in so many other human endeavors, science was helpful but experience was what pulled it off successfully.