Cracked Archive - History

5 Of The Most 'Wuh?' Facts History Class Never Covered

These hilarious stories should have been taught in every school.

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6 Grand Mastermind Coups (That Fell Apart Immediately)

The Illuminati make it look so easy.

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5 Historical Landmarks (That Are Total Frauds)

Some of the most historical sites in the world are just trying to compete with Disneyland.

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5 Ordinary Jobs That Used To Be Crazy Dangerous

Back in the day, just about everything was more dangerous than it is now.

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Real Facts That Make Common Fears Less Scary

Let’s lay some fears to rest, once and for all.

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7 People Who Were Proven Wrong As Hard As Humanly Possible

There's being proven wrong and there's getting thoroughly owned.

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The Australian Army Once Went To War With Emus (And Lost)

It was exactly as ridiculous as it sounds.

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The Insane Life of the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

The man who avenged Abraham Lincoln also cut off his own genitals.

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The Amazing Story Of History's Wealthiest, Craziest Genius

He may not have created the eccentric genius archetype but he sure as heck perfected it.

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Familiar Holidays That Have Dirty Little Secrets

Halloween may actually be one of the less-dark holidays.

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Interesting Ways Popular Events Used To Be Different

Turns out we haven't actually always done it this way.

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Prominent People The CIA Might Have Murdered

It's worth looking back at some of these CIA conspiracy theories.

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4 Stories Of Ridiculously Evil Rich People From The Past

These stories remind us what unlimited wealth and power can do to a human being.

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