Cracked Archive - History

6 Everyday Groups (With A Sinister Original Purpose)

Groups that seem totally legit today began with a secret agenda -- who knew?

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Tyrants Who Punched Down On WTF Dumb Things

With great power comes great douchebaggery.

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Inventors Who Can't Stand Their Own Creations

These creators take regret to a whole new level.

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The Historical Bond That Ireland And Native Americans Have Is Helping Out Big Time Right Now

People separated by an entire ocean, but bonded tighter than you'd imagine.

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Conspiracies That Aren’t Theories, They Happened

Not conspiracy theories. These are the real deal.

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Weirdly Impressive Things That Only One Person Has Done

Some accomplishments are too weird to be done twice.

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The Insane Children of The World's Worst Dictators

The nut doesn't fall far from the tree.

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Urban Legends Older Than You'd Think

Theaters have always been filled with mysterious syringes.

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Protests That Got Real, Real Creative

Marching with signs is for people who lack imagination.

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Gut-Wrenching Things Done By Beloved Presidents

How the mighty have stayed perfectly upright.

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6 True Crimes (Starring The Dumbest People Possible)

Not all of us can be the next Heisenberg.

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American Horror Stories That Didn’t Make It Into Your Textbooks

We're happy to gloat about our country's best bits, but it's time we talked about the stuff buried in our proverbial backyard.

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Total Ding-Dongs Whose Lawsuits Blew Up In Their Faces

Suing your enemies into oblivion can be fun, but not when it backfires.

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6 Big Moments In History (People Forgot About Immediately)

If you want to make the history books, timing is everything.

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