Sometimes, like ALL this winter, it's not easy to get outside and walk or jog or run that four minute mile like you do during the summer months. So, you turn to the trusty treadmill or stair-climber at your house or the local gym.

Or not.

Why do you hate your treadmill, and continue to hang laundry on it?

Because it's a TORTURE DEVICE!

Seriously, it was designed to wear down defiant prisoners in British prisons.

Here's the story. And here's a drawing of one of the original treadmills.

They didn't even get TV to watch like you get to at the gym.

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