Cracked Archive - History

Reminder: Angels In The Bible Were Mind-Melting Horror Beasts

According to Christianity, if you ever see an angel, RUN.


6 Big Details About WWII We Always Get Wrong

Sometimes what you were told is not how it actually happened.


4 Old-Timey Diet Fads That Were Pure Insanity

If you're tired of hearing about fad diets, spare a thought for what health-conscious types in the past had to put up with.


We Ran Out of Mummies Because Europeans Ate Them

There's just no other way to say it, man.


5 True Crime Stories That Sound Like Wild Acid Trips

Sometimes you just have to pretend you're Pablo Escobar to get out of a sticky situation.


5 Cold War Stories That Reveal It Was A Total Clown Show

This whole Cold War thing was just a goofy game.


5 Sinister Ways Powerful People Silenced Their Critics

They don't want you to talk.


America's First Paramedic Crew Deserves Their Own Movie

There's a team of oppressed underdogs, a villainous politician, a clear narrative arc, and Hitler. What more do you want?


An Insane Secret Diary Was Written On The Floorboards Of A French Castle

What's inside? Wood-n't you like to know?


The Incredibly Dark Origin Story Of Auntie Anne's

Auntie Anne is a real person, and she's seen some stuff.


4 Incredibly Dumb Early Trump Military Tales

We'd feel sorry for him if he wasn't, y'know, Donald Trump