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Ye Olde Wash-Your-Mouth-with-Soap Method

A Florida couple has been arrested after taking their daughter to the hospital. Her issue? Her throat and mouth were swollen from an allergic reaction she had after being forced to chew on some soap for 10 minutes. (Apparently, she said a bad word.)

Read Pair Charged with Making Girl Eat Soap

I'm about to throw a fit. Why haven't people realized that force feeding someone lye, sodium silicate (a.k.a. liquid glass), and fragrance is completely NOT cool?

Makes me wonder what other, outdated punishments are still in use. Are there any punishments that your parents or grandparents used that you wouldn't?