At Jesus’ crucifixion, apparently in the gospels the soldiers offered Jesus some vinegar soaked on a sponge to drink as a response to Jesus saying “I am thirsty”. And we all thought they were increasing their cruelty therefore. Well, FYI, this is apparently not correct, as typically what the soldiers offered crucifixion victims was wine of mandrake soaked on a sponge, being an act of mercy towards the sufferer, since the mandrake would render the victim unconscious and thus end their suffering. Mandrake is an ancient hallucinogenic which will bring on unconsciousness.
However, as we know, Jesus refused the sponge - and so His suffering would have continued.