Cracked Archive - History

5 Annoying 'Modern' Debates That Have Been Around Forever

Your grandparents were arguing about the same things.


Finland's Military Finally Got Rid Of Its Swastikas

Turns out those things have a pretty sketchy history.


4 Famous Crimes Everybody Gets Wrong

Yeah, you're definitely remembering these incorrectly.


A Brief History of Giant Rock, America's Most Bonkers Landmark

This is a story about time machines, aliens, a lot of dynamite, hermits, and a giant rock.


4 Very 2020 Hobbies Of Old-School Celebs

It's reassuring to know when we hear the news talk about how our hobbies are dumb bullshit, several icons of history did the exact same stuff during their downtime.


6 Normal Places People Claimed Were The Sites Of Ancient Legends

Sometimes people just roll up to a random island and scream, 'This is the REAL Garden of Eden!'


6 Famous 2000s Things (That Were Actually Awful)

When one looks back at that decade, we were all complete morons.


6 Crazy Stories That Got Cut From The Bible

Back when they were compiling the Bible, a ton of embarrassing stuff got cut.


Confederate Monuments Are Being Defaced In Gorgeous Ways

If a picture is worth 1000 words than this picture says, 'FU, Robert E. Lee' 200 times in a row.


4 Reasons Searching For Buried Treasure Sucks IRL

It's a lot less Indiana Jones (and a lot more lawsuits).


The 'It Was A Dark And Stormy Night' Author Had A Super Weird Life

The true story of the goofus behind the famous line.


Isaac Newton's Toad Vomit Plague Serum Sold For $80Gs

When your only two options involve croaking.


The Apex-Bananas Crime Story Of The 70's

Man, the 1970s were absolutely bananas.