Cracked Archive - History

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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5 Forgotten Times Presidents Narrowly Escaped Death
5 Forgotten Times Presidents Narrowly Escaped Death

Any of these deaths would have changed history.

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The Amazing Around-The-World Race (That Drove Contestants Mad)
The Amazing Around-The-World Race (That Drove Contestants Mad)

If you decide to sail around the world by yourself, uh, don't.

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5 Bizarre Dumb Things Countries Made Citizens Do During Wars
5 Bizarre Dumb Things Countries Made Citizens Do During Wars

Armies do brilliant stuff in war. We're not going to talk about that today.

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5 Hollywood-Worthy Twists That Saved People's Lives
5 Hollywood-Worthy Twists That Saved People's Lives

If you're going to cheat death, you might as well give him the finger as well.

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Nazi Germany Made the Swastika Its National Flag Because Of A Crybaby Hissy Fit
Nazi Germany Made the Swastika Its National Flag Because Of A Crybaby Hissy Fit

They do not take kindly to interruptions of their fancy parties.

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The Murder-Filled History Of The, Uh, Fancy Hat Industry
The Murder-Filled History Of The, Uh, Fancy Hat Industry

Sometimes an absolutely fabulous hat leads to a whole lot of bullets.

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

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

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6 Big Details About WWII We Always Get Wrong
6 Big Details About WWII We Always Get Wrong

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

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4 Old-Timey Diet Fads That Were Pure Insanity
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.

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