Cracked Archive - History

Colombia Has a Huge Hippo Problem Thanks to Pablo Escobar

They are, in fact, hungry, hungry hippos.


The Potato Chip That Destroyed The Bowels Of America

If Olestra chips were a thing today, they would last 35 minutes before social media turned on them.


6 Crazy Methods Prisoners Used To Escape Execution

You've been sentenced to die. How do you escape?


Football-Style Concussions Turned Henry VIII Into A Wife-Chopping Tyrant

Not the kind of blows to the head he was looking for.


'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' Loose Ends Finally Got Fixed (On The Radio?)

It ties up every loose end Adams had a maddening habit of leaving to dangle.


No One Knows Why Romans Had X-Rated Coins

Believe it or not, official Roman currency didn’t bear dicks with wings.


All Hail Josh, America's First (And Only) Emperor

Make America Imperial Again.


In 19th-Century England, Men Sold Their Unhappy Spouses In Wife Auctions

At these locations, an unwanted wife could be auctioned off to the highest bidder.


No One Figured Out Who 'Deep Throat' Was ... Except For Romcom Director Nora Ephron

To be fair, the creative mind behind 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'You’ve Got Mail' is probably not the most trustworthy source of political secrets.


Mummies Got Packed With Mummy Snacks

Looks like mummy’s back on the menu.


Behold, A Strong Contender For The Best Headline Ever Written

Sometimes you just gotta go with what you know.


5 FBI Screw-Ups (They'd Really Like Everybody To Forget)

Like the wearers of those T-shirts from the boardwalk, the FBI experience spectacular failures.


5 Of The Weirdest Ways Toilets Shaped History

Everybody poops, and everybody needs to know these stories.


Meet The Guys Who Made America's LSD ... In An Ol' Missile Silo

Sometimes you just gotta make an absolutely comical amount of acid in a missile silo, y'know?