Cracked Archive - History

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The Surprisingly Strange Origins Of 22 Famous Companies

Superheroes could take a page from some of these companies’ origin stories.

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The 5 Dumbest Lies Ever Told By US Presidents (Before Trump)

You can't reach the White House without being a fantastic liar.

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The Surprisingly Weird Aftermaths Of 20 Famous Events

We’d call this the butterfly effect, but some of these facts just aren’t that pretty.

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5 Creepy AF Historical Finds (You'll Wish Hadn't Been Found)

These historical finds don't belong in museums, they belong in horror movies.

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18 'Unsolved' Mysteries That Have Been Thoroughly Solved

The actual mystery is, why do people think these haven’t been solved?

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5 Insane Ways History's Screwed Over Disabled People

You might be surprised how cartoonishly evil some people can be.

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5 Famous Geniuses And Their Super Embarrassing Early Works

Even the best minds mankind has ever encountered behaved like hormonal idiots when they were young.

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5 Awful Torture Methods (Invented For Humanitarian Reasons)

Some of histories worst atrocities were thought up by people who were only trying to help.

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5 Historical Facts That Were Way Too Stupid For The Movies

History is a vast, fascinating, and occasionally very stupid thing.

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The 1938 'War Of The Worlds' Alien Hysteria Was Fake News

Fake news about fake news?

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World-Changing Plots That Came Close To Happening

A few mind-blowing conspiracies came scary close to actually changing the world.

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George Washington Got Hit By Lightning In The Womb

Apparently, George Washington was marked for greatness before he was ever born.

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Bizarre, Unexpected Facts About Iconic Figures From History

Get ready to change your opinion of some super-famous people.

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6 Famous Quotes You See On Facebook (That Are Crazy Fake)

Most of these people would never said that thing you think they said.

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