The Judas Cradle was a popular form of torture in the middle ages, involving slowly lowering some poor, naked bastard onto a pyramid. Now you can bring that fun home with you in stool form!

The Stake Chair by Russian designer Ton Guglya is one of the most horrifying pieces of furniture I've ever seen. Sure, there's a clear seat on the top keeping your delicate anus away from danger, but do you really trust that thing? This is your anus we're talking about. I'll stick to furniture that isn't based on nightmare-inducing torture devices, thanks. [No Smarties via]