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This is an illustration, not of how to properly kidnap someone, but of the children’s game “Trussed Fowl.” A 1907 book of party games describes the precise method of bondage the game required: “Trussing consists of firmly tying the wrists and ankles, bringing the elbows down below the knees, and slipping a stick under along one elbow, under both knees and over the other elbow.” Once properly subjugated, two children are placed foot to foot. The ostensible object of the game is to flip the other child over, using only your toes. The really fun part was abandoning the trussed fowls afterward.

This is an illustration, not of how to properly kidnap someone, but of the children’s game “Trussed Fowl.” A 1907 book of party games describes the precise method of bondage the game required: “Trussing consists of firmly tying the wrists and ankles, bringing the elbows down below the knees, and slipping a stick under along one elbow, under both knees and over the other elbow.” Once properly subjugated, two children are placed foot to foot. The ostensible object of the game is to flip the other child over, using only your toes. The really fun part was abandoning the trussed fowls afterward.

(Source: mentalfloss.com)

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    kids are brutal
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    Should try this game out HEHE sounds really fun and retarded
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    So… Who wants to play?