Cracked Archive - History

An English Town is Known as 'Monkey Hangers' Because of the Stupidest War Legend
An English Town is Known as 'Monkey Hangers' Because of the Stupidest War Legend

How on Earth is such a nickname earned? Some kind of unfortunate zoo shenanigans?

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6 More Insane Facts That Will Change How You View Christianity
6 More Insane Facts That Will Change How You View Christianity

Yeah, there are some gaps and plot holes here ...

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4 Everyday Foods With WTF Dark Histories
4 Everyday Foods With WTF Dark Histories

The stuff you shovel into your mouth has a darker history than you know ...

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America Wanted To Stop The Earth's Rotation To Trick Soviet Nukes
America Wanted To Stop The Earth's Rotation To Trick Soviet Nukes

Money makes the world go round. Rockets make the earth go stop.

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6 Status Symbols From The Past (That Now Seem Totally Ridiculous)
6 Status Symbols From The Past (That Now Seem Totally Ridiculous)

How were pineapples once worth more than gold?

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Butts And Poop Were An Obsession For Renaissance Geniuses
Butts And Poop Were An Obsession For Renaissance Geniuses

'We are saved by farts, but the fart that saves is never alone.'

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5 True Crimes That Had Completely Bananas Plot Twists
5 True Crimes That Had Completely Bananas Plot Twists

Sometimes crime is more 'straight-to-DVD movie' than science.

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Reminder: Sir Isaac Newton Was A Maniac
Reminder: Sir Isaac Newton Was A Maniac

Exhibit #31957

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The Violent, Deranged Origin Story Of The Tour de France
The Violent, Deranged Origin Story Of The Tour de France

This isn't an article about cycling, it's an article about insanity.

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The Search For Yamashita's Gold A.K.A. The Craziest Treasure Hunt In History
The Search For Yamashita's Gold A.K.A. The Craziest Treasure Hunt In History

It all started in 1946 when Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita was hanged for war crimes ...

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Lord Byron Had A Special Cup (Made From A Monk's Skull)
Lord Byron Had A Special Cup (Made From A Monk's Skull)

Lord of Boning *and* Bones.

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The Exciting Adventures Of Alexander The Great's Corpse
The Exciting Adventures Of Alexander The Great's Corpse

Just because he's dead doesn't mean he can't get into trouble.

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4 Famous Killers Everyone Gets Wrong
4 Famous Killers Everyone Gets Wrong

Sometimes, we got things all mixed up when it comes to history's famous murderers ...

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