Cracked Archive - History

How A $40 Million Lotto Heist Changed Philosophy History

You don't get into philosophy for the money, but that doesn't mean you can't beat the odds.


How A Roman Emperor's Enemies Accidentally Turned Them Into A Trans Icon

How is making them extra awesome going to erase them from history?


The Wild (Incestuous) Story Of The 'Adam and Eve' Of Hamsters

It involves infanticide, cannibalism, incest, and some combinations thereof.


That Time Tesla Casually Invented The Cattle Prod

Let's go to the circus with Uncle Nikola.


6 WTF Spy Tech Plans That Somehow Worked

James Bond's Q has been putting in too much work.


The Nun Who Who Claimed To Taste Jesus's Foreskin

Even her fellow devotees thought she was weird.


5 Fun Places in America With Screwed-Up Racist Histories

Do you enjoy being told that things are racist? If not, too bad.


Trans And Non-Conforming Badasses That Never Made It To History Books

Badass doesn't have a gender.


5 Old (And Odd) Origins Of Common Fashions

Sometimes being fashionable wasn't about being frivolous.


The Battle Of The Golden Spurs Was Belgium's 'Braveheart' Moment

And not just because Mel Gibson can't do a Flemish accent either.


Joan of Arc's Trusted Bodyguard Turned Out To Be Pedophile Serial Killer

When it came to protecting young bodies, he was 1 - 100.


4 Noble (Yet Goofy) Attempts To Make The English Language Less Of A Trainwreck

The English language was invented by a collection of hairy men with poorly healed axe wounds to the head.


Obituaries Have Never Been A Dying Artform

From poetry to True Crime, obits have tried it all.


Paper Airplanes Existed Long Before Real Ones

Is the answer finally aliens?!