Cracked Archive - History


Weird Blind Spots In 'Well-Known' History

There’s a weird, probably creepy, unknown detail in every historic moment.


4 Stories From The Cold War That'll Keep You Up At Night

Take a gander at some of these Cold War shenanigans.


North Korea Once Made A Monster Movie And It Was Super Crazy

This film is a valuable contribution to the cinematic arts.


Why Did Pirates Really Wear Eyepatches?

The simple eye patch is a much more advanced piece of technology than you realize.


5 Myths About The Nazis People Still Believe Today

Some of the most egregious myths told by, and about the Nazis are still influencing America today.


How A Guy Trying To Turn Pee Into Gold Changed Human History

Alchemy didn't work exactly the way you think it did.


Gladiators Were The Reality TV Stars Of Ancient Rome

Gladiators were minor celebrities who milked the whole thing for all it was worth.


We Can’t Stop Finding 'Forgotten' Pieces of the Berlin Wall

One of history's greatest architectural monsters could've spent the last three decades successfully hiding out in a nondescript residential neighborhood.


Did Some Litter Win the Civil War for the Union?

Picking up stray trash could change the course of human history.


5 Major Secrets Unearthed By the Last People You'd Expect

Sometimes the weirdest sources can be Deep Throats for the strangest things.


Soviet Russia Invented A Flying Tank (Seriously)

Some technological advancements propelled us forward by leaps and bounds. Others were just gloriously silly.


Here's The Hilarious Way Ireland Warded Off Nazi Bombers

Neutrality won't keep a country from being bombed if pilots don't know what they're flying over.


The 16th Century Shieldgun Looked Awesome, Was Terrible

What's the point of anything if it can't shoot bullets?


5 Movie Speeches That Were Totally Different In Real Life

Some of the most inspiring moments in movie history were ... less so, in reality.


6 Reasons Famous Wars Were Even Worse Than You Imagined

Here are some war-related problems from history you probably didn't see coming.