I contend that Chinese water torture was invented by an accountant. It’s the cheapest torment known to man. Here’s how it works:
1. Strap your victim face-up on a table. Laugh at his pitiful screams.
2. Slowly drip water onto his forehead.
3. Wait 2-3 hours.
The victim, according to historians who documented the torture tactics of the Spanish Inquisition, would perceive a hollow bowl forming in the middle of his forehead and, given enough time, would go stark raving mad.
Mother Nature has its own form of Chinese water torture: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.