Cracked Archive - History

5 Scandals Covered Up By Prominent Universities

It seems like prominent schools are really big on making sure the ugly parts stay secret.

0

5 Historical Treasures That Are Accidental Comedy Gold

Our ancestors were just as dumb as us.

99

6 Historical Tragedies That Were Way Worse Than You Thought

Even when the world is ending, things can still take a turn for the worse.

160

6 Harmless Things With Insanely Disturbing Origin Stories

First someone gets hurt, THEN it's all fun and games.

57

5 Historical Mysteries That Had Painfully Dumb Explanations

Not everything hard to solve is worth the effort.

65

4 Impressively Weird Pranks From Centuries Ago

Bored people will invent diabolical ways to entertain themselves regardless of the time period.

0
Pictofacts

Famous People Who Were Total Nobodies While They Were Alive

Sometimes huge successes were huge failures in their lifetimes.

114

5 Times Normal People Forced The Cops To Do Their Jobs

Sometimes ordinary citizens have to step in and get things done.

0

5 Historical Tragedies That Were Even Darker Than You Think

Some dark moments in history were even worse than you know.

138

5 Ways The Past Used To Be Unbelievably Disgusting

Before the 20th century, most of the world was a toilet.

0

5 Shocking Ways Pop Culture Inspired Horrible Crimes

Even criminals can't help but reference pop culture.

140
Pictofacts

Well-Known Facts About Famous Places (That Are Dead Wrong)

It’s not your fault. Hollywood has a way of making people believe super-untrue stuff.

169
Pictofacts

26 Secret Backstories Behind Totally Famous Photos

Turns out some pictures need 1,000 words.

119