Almost everybody thinks that execution by electrocution is one of the most painful and horrible ways to die. But is it true ? Different sources cite that any current bigger than 0.1 mA is lethal in most cases. When an inmate is electrocuted, there is electric current bigger than 2 A (2 Ampers) flowing from his head to the legs. Such a current is able to destroy the conscious nervous system extremely fast, so the condemned inmate won't be able to feel any pain (the Electric Chair was meant to be a more humane way of executing evil criminals). Is that true? I've stumbled upon an article which cites that electric current from electrocution flows mainly from the skull bones to the legs and very small amount of electricity is flowing through the brain tissue and the internal organs. This could mean that the inmate is experiencing tremendous amounts of pain and heat because the neurons aren't destroyed fast enough. Is that true ? Thanks in advance.
closed as too localized by Sklivvz♦ Dec 27 '12 at 0:22
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