If they were able to turn up the pain level slowly instead of "on/off" or "low/high", plus it being scaled for, uh, access to a human body, then I believe it was probably a picana rod: inspired by cattleprod but redesigned in the dungeons of South American fascist regimes in the 1930s for the sole purpose of torturing humans. Political prisoners. They came to be used worldwide.

These guys didn't improvise at the Home Depot, they got a legit human torture tool from someone whose job it was to use them. It does bring up the question of connections and networks.

You can look it up "picana" on Wikipedia, but DO NOT Google, trust me.

Edited by SoccerStar (12/22/12 11:50 AM)
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