Three French, English and Italian spies are captured. The Frenchman is tortured for two hours before he tells all of his secrets.
The Frenchman is thrown back into the cell and the English spy is next. He’s tortured him for four hours before he tells them what they want to know.
The Italian spy is pulled out of the cell. His hands are tied and the torture begin. Four hours go by, and he stays silent. Four becomes 8, then 16 and after 24 hours the torturers give up and throw him back into the cell.
The French and English spies are incredibly impressed. They asked how he managed to endure the torture.
“I wanted to talk, but my hands were tied.”